Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Review: Picture Us in the Light

Picture Us in the Light Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Picture Us in the Light is the story of Danny, a high school senior in the well-off Bay area. He is an artist, but he also holds within him secrets and a sense of duty to his parents, who have plenty of their own secrets. It is through his Danny's determination to keep what he holds dear while still trying to find out the truth of his family that propels the plot of this story.

This book is interesting to read because it doesn't just deal with all of the regular pitfalls of high school teens, but adds on top of all that the customs and traditions following Danny and many of his friends around from the countries in which their parents were born. In some instances during pivotal plot moments, you think a teen would go one way, but Danny goes the other out of a deep respect for his parents, even when they are not giving his level of maturity the same respect. It's a story that sticks with you, even though you get a pretty good glimpse of where Danny's life heads once the immediate story is concluded.

*Book provided by Bookish First

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