Saturday, November 12, 2016

WHAT LIGHT by Jay Asher

What Light
For Sierra celebrating Christmas involves a very different tradition than most families. Owning and operating a Christmas tree farm in Oregon means she and her parents are thinking about Christmas year-round. It also means every Christmas Sierra can remember has been spent in California running a Christmas tree lot.

This season could be the last time Sierra's family opens the tree lot. They ship trees all over the country, but in recent years the profit margin has been decreasing at the California lot. Sierra has mixed feelings about the possibility. She is looking forward to staying in Oregon and being there to celebrate Christmas with her friends, but the family tradition has its attraction, too.

As she packs for the trip south, Sierra is excited about seeing the girl she considers her best friend in California. She marvels at the fact that she is lucky to have best friends in two different places. Little does she know that she is about to meet someone new who may change her life.

As Sierra works the tree lot's big tent where customers pay for their purchases and drink hot chocolate,  she notices an attractive guy her age picking out a tree. She learns his name is Caleb, and according to her friend, he has a secret that should have Sierra keeping her distance. But, as Sierra watches him return multiple times to purchase trees, she is determined to find out if the rumors about Caleb are true.

Author Jay Asher, known for the best selling 13 REASONS WHY, writes about young love and the true meaning of "giving is better than receiving." Sierra's faith in the goodness of human nature is refreshing, and her belief in love is sure to please Asher's many fans. WHAT LIGHT is the perfect Christmas book for that special YA reader in your life.

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