When Light Left Us by Leah Thomas

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Read When Light Left Us Online Free - When the Vasquez siblings’ father left, it seemed nothing could remedy the absence in their lives . . . until a shimmering figure named Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house.

Luz filled the void. He shot hoops with seventeen-year-old Hank’s hands. He showed fourteen-year-old Ana cinematic beauty behind her eyelids. He spoke kindly to eight-year-old Milo. But then Luz left, too, and he took something from each of them. As a new school year begins, Ana, Hank, and Milo must carry on as if an alien presence never altered them. But how can they ever feel close to other people again when Luz changed everything about how they see the world and themselves?

In an imaginative and heartfelt exploration of human—and non-human—nature, Leah Thomas champions the unyielding bonds between family and true friends.

Title : When Light Left Us
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ISBN : 1681191814
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 416 pages


Kristen rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 11, 2018

Review can also be found on my blog, here: Kiwi Can Read I was so stoked to receive a Net Galley e-arc of this book. This was one of my 2018 most anticipated releases. I read Leah Thomas' Because You'll Never Meet Me last year and LOVED it so much. It instantly became one of my favorite books of a...

Shannon (It Starts At Midnight) rated it ★★★☆☆

January 24, 2018

You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This is a very... different sort of book. I mean, you see in the synopsis that Luz is an alien who is having an impact on this particular family. A huge impact, basically. But I'll le...

Vicky Who Reads rated it ★★★★★

March 13, 2018

5 stars OH MY GOSH THIS BOOK. I picked this up at my library in the uncatalogued section (where they have some ARCs) on a whim, and I regret nothing. When I started reading it this Friday night, I knew nothing about it. I hadn't read the summary and I probably wouldn't have actually started if I did...

Emily rated it ★★★★★

January 10, 2018

It's a little bit of bizarre premise if you're not into aliens but this book is SO GOOD and yeah there's an alien but even more so, it's about life and family and friends and trauma and loving yourself. Read this book with a friend because you are going to need someone to talk about it with!! I w...

Sara rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 15, 2018

This book was an absolute struggle for me. STRUGGLE. Why? It was too wordy... as if Thomas was trying so hard to make this story magical and engaging. Was it? Not at all. It was hella confusing and I had no idea what was going on... It was simply trying to be a bigger story than what it was. -----...

Suzanne (The Bookish Libra) rated it ★★★☆☆

February 05, 2018

When Light Left Us by Leah Thomas is one of the more unique books I’ve read lately. At its heart is the Vasquez family, in particular, siblings Milo, Ana and Hank, who are reeling from the fact that their father has just walked out of their lives without so much as a goodbye. They are all trying...

Erin rated it ★★★★★

January 04, 2018

I loved it. This isn't a perfect book, it's a little mangled as far as a time line goes with pre-Luz, Luz, post-Luz but I was racing near the end to get to the ending that had me welling up. Leah Thomas has found just a great blend of sci-fi and realism. I forgive this book for not being the next...

Kelly rated it ★★★☆☆

February 13, 2018

Check out this, other reviews, and more fun bookish things on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings! I honestly had no idea what I was expecting when I started reading When Light Left Us. I had read the synopsis, of course, and it kind of made me a bit more confused, and when I started...

Shoshana rated it ★★★★★

January 16, 2018

Holy shit, this book. Hooooly shiiiiit. Punched in the feels, over and over. In the best possible way.

Trisha rated it ★★★★★

January 07, 2018

Images from this complicated, layered, grief-imbued story will stay with me. Extraordinarily affecting.

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