The Way the Light Bends

The Way the Light Bends Review

Virtual twins Linc and Holly were once extremely close. But while artistic, creative Linc is her parents' daughter biologically, it's smart, popular Holly, adopted from Ghana as a baby, who exemplifies the family's high-achieving model of academic success.

Linc is desperate to pursue photography, to find a place of belonging, and for her family to accept her for who she is, despite her surgeon mother's constant disapproval and her growing distance from Holly. So when she comes up with a plan to use her photography interests and skills to do better in school--via a project based on Seneca Village, a long-gone village in the space that now holds Central Park, where all inhabitants, regardless of race, lived together harmoniously--Linc is excited and determined to prove that her differences are assets, that she has what it takes to make her mother proud. But when a long-buried family secret comes to light, Linc must decide whether her mother's love is worth obtaining.

Title:The Way the Light Bends
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Gabby

    Thank you so much to Cordelia Jensen for sending me an ARC! This book comes out in March 2018! There are things that I absolutely loved about this book, and other things that I thought were just okay....

  • Kate Olson

    Thanks so much to the author for providing me with a review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. As in her previous work, Jensen writes this story in poetic verse, but this time with a great v...

  • Inn Auni

    "Mom, you're crying."That was the moment I realized how good this book is. I felt Linc deep in my heart. The sense of wanting to belong. I looked at my kids and cried some more. Because just like Linc...

  • alice (arctic books)

    You can find this review and others at arctic booksTHE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS is a wonderfully written free-verse novel. It’s beautiful and genuine, and it’s now one of my favorite books. I look forw...

  • Katherine Paschal

    **Review on https://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/**I will be the first to admit that I don't read poetry, ever- I have never sought it out, connected to it or enjoyed it in any way; really it is somet...

  • Jennifer

    beautiful...

  • Laura Gardner

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫/5 for THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS by @cordeliajensen1 ; thanks to @theloudlibrarylady and @kidlitexchange for this ARC. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_*Linc and Holly are virtual twins...

  • Emily

    Beautiful story, beautifully told. Full review to come. ...

  • Laura Chase

    I was intrigued by the fact that this novel was writen in verse. I wasn't sure I would like it as I'm not much of a poetry reader.I found that the farther the book progressed the better I liked it and...

  • Lesley

    Cordelia Jensen's verse novel, like Skyscraping, is the story of relationships and the ways "the composition of a relationship changes as we change individually." (p.380) Though they used to be "in te...