3 Things: A Sudden Light

A Sudden Light by Garth Stein


  1. I wanted to read this for a long time, then unexpectedly came across it on my library’s digital download site. It was not at all what I expected. I don’t typically read ghost stories, and that’s exactly what this was.
  2. The names “Brother Jones” and “Sister Serena” only hinted at the complete weirdness of this family. Especially Serena. Her over-the-top dramatics and her pure meanness towards her father made me hate her right from the start. The character was incredibly well written – just completely unlikeable, which is what Stein was going for, I’m sure.
  3. I absolutely loved Grandpa Samuel. When I realized what Serena was doing to him, I was furious. I couldn’t believe Jones didn’t see it sooner! Who knows how much better he’d have been if they had stopped Serena before they did.

Seriously, just an awesome book. It could be great if they turned this one into a movie.

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