Wednesday, March 18, 2020

How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman - HIGH

How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman, 336 pages. Swoon Reads (Macmillan), 2019. $19.

Language: R (100+ swears, 7 “f”); Mature Content: R (drug use); Violence: G



A year ago it was Callie, 17yo, and her sister Chloe, 15yo, and a magical summer helping their aunt Lucy renovate her new bed and breakfast.  This year Callie is back – alone – because Chloe died last year and Callie just knows it is all her fault. A year of self-medicating with pot didn’t assuage her grief and guilt. She doesn’t hold out hope that being back where it all happened.

With a little slice of magical realism, Upperman weaves a story that will linger with you. Callie will tug at your heart. There is a romance mixed in, but Callie is the star.

Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS

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