The Way the Light Bends

The Way the Light Bends

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, Virtual twins Linc and Holly were once extremely close. But while artistic, creative Linc is her parents' daughter bi...

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Title:The Way the Light Bends
Author:Cordelia Jensen
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0399547444
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

The Way the Light Bends Reviews

  • Laura Gardner
    Feb 28, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

  • Laura Sibson
    Mar 27, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

    In both her debut verse novel, Skyscraping, as well as her latest verse novel, The Way the Light Bends, Jensen evokes New York City with such clarity that I feel as though I am there, walking the city streets with her characters. In this latest book, Linc spends time in Central Park re...

  • Meg Wiviott
    Sep 05, 2017

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

    In both her debut verse novel, Skyscraping, as well as her latest verse novel, The Way the Light Bends, Jensen evokes New York City with such clarity that I feel as though I am there, walking the city streets with her characters. In this latest book, Linc spends time in Central Park re...

    Cordelia Jenson?s newest novel in verse, The Way Light Bends is the story of longing, to find a comfortable place in the world, family, and one?s own skin. At its heart, it is a love story?between sisters, Linc and Holly?a bond made stronger by their differences and devotion. J...

  • Laura Chase
    Jan 20, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

  • Valerie Cole
    Apr 15, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

    In both her debut verse novel, Skyscraping, as well as her latest verse novel, The Way the Light Bends, Jensen evokes New York City with such clarity that I feel as though I am there, walking the city streets with her characters. In this latest book, Linc spends time in Central Park re...

    Cordelia Jenson?s newest novel in verse, The Way Light Bends is the story of longing, to find a comfortable place in the world, family, and one?s own skin. At its heart, it is a love story?between sisters, Linc and Holly?a bond made stronger by their differences and devotion. J...

    The Way the Light Bends is a strong verse book that blends history and contemporary themes. Linc is a strong main character that I related to because of her strong will to be herself even when her family pushes her down. There is also LGBT, adoption, and Ghana representations. The phot...

    ??? ???? ...more ...

  • Melissa Williams
    Dec 08, 2017

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

    In both her debut verse novel, Skyscraping, as well as her latest verse novel, The Way the Light Bends, Jensen evokes New York City with such clarity that I feel as though I am there, walking the city streets with her characters. In this latest book, Linc spends time in Central Park re...

    Cordelia Jenson?s newest novel in verse, The Way Light Bends is the story of longing, to find a comfortable place in the world, family, and one?s own skin. At its heart, it is a love story?between sisters, Linc and Holly?a bond made stronger by their differences and devotion. J...

    The Way the Light Bends is a strong verse book that blends history and contemporary themes. Linc is a strong main character that I related to because of her strong will to be herself even when her family pushes her down. There is also LGBT, adoption, and Ghana representations. The phot...

    ??? ???? ...more ...

    I'm not one to pick up poetry or enjoy reading in verse, but this book was so well written. Loved the authors choice of words... ...

    Beautiful and so moving, you won't be able to put it down. ...

    Sisters Linc and Holly could not be more different, which used to bring them closer together. These days, though, their differences are only highlighting the fact that had Linc not been born around the same time that their parents adopted Holly, they'd never even know each other, much ...

    Make sure to check out my interview with the author of The Way the Light Bends here! The Way the Light Bends revolves around Linc, an aspiring photographer who is struggling to keep up with school and please her ever-criticizing mother. She is constantly comparing herself to Holly, ...

    I received an eARC copy from NetGalley, the publisher and the author, in exchange for my honest review. As I mentioned before (in my review of Skyscraping), the author made me fall in love with verse novels. I hold this novel near my heart. Seriously. It's such a wonderful story! I go...

    ...

  • Emily
    Dec 09, 2017

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

  • Sarah Zahrt
    Apr 25, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

    In both her debut verse novel, Skyscraping, as well as her latest verse novel, The Way the Light Bends, Jensen evokes New York City with such clarity that I feel as though I am there, walking the city streets with her characters. In this latest book, Linc spends time in Central Park re...

    Cordelia Jenson?s newest novel in verse, The Way Light Bends is the story of longing, to find a comfortable place in the world, family, and one?s own skin. At its heart, it is a love story?between sisters, Linc and Holly?a bond made stronger by their differences and devotion. J...

    The Way the Light Bends is a strong verse book that blends history and contemporary themes. Linc is a strong main character that I related to because of her strong will to be herself even when her family pushes her down. There is also LGBT, adoption, and Ghana representations. The phot...

    ??? ???? ...more ...

    I'm not one to pick up poetry or enjoy reading in verse, but this book was so well written. Loved the authors choice of words... ...

  • Katherine Paschal
    Mar 28, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

  • Maggie
    Apr 24, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

  • Jennifer
    Feb 15, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

  • Jaaron
    May 02, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

    In both her debut verse novel, Skyscraping, as well as her latest verse novel, The Way the Light Bends, Jensen evokes New York City with such clarity that I feel as though I am there, walking the city streets with her characters. In this latest book, Linc spends time in Central Park re...

    Cordelia Jenson?s newest novel in verse, The Way Light Bends is the story of longing, to find a comfortable place in the world, family, and one?s own skin. At its heart, it is a love story?between sisters, Linc and Holly?a bond made stronger by their differences and devotion. J...

    The Way the Light Bends is a strong verse book that blends history and contemporary themes. Linc is a strong main character that I related to because of her strong will to be herself even when her family pushes her down. There is also LGBT, adoption, and Ghana representations. The phot...

    ??? ???? ...more ...

    I'm not one to pick up poetry or enjoy reading in verse, but this book was so well written. Loved the authors choice of words... ...

    Beautiful and so moving, you won't be able to put it down. ...

    Sisters Linc and Holly could not be more different, which used to bring them closer together. These days, though, their differences are only highlighting the fact that had Linc not been born around the same time that their parents adopted Holly, they'd never even know each other, much ...

    Make sure to check out my interview with the author of The Way the Light Bends here! The Way the Light Bends revolves around Linc, an aspiring photographer who is struggling to keep up with school and please her ever-criticizing mother. She is constantly comparing herself to Holly, ...

    I received an eARC copy from NetGalley, the publisher and the author, in exchange for my honest review. As I mentioned before (in my review of Skyscraping), the author made me fall in love with verse novels. I hold this novel near my heart. Seriously. It's such a wonderful story! I go...

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  • Jennifer Leigh
    Apr 27, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

    In both her debut verse novel, Skyscraping, as well as her latest verse novel, The Way the Light Bends, Jensen evokes New York City with such clarity that I feel as though I am there, walking the city streets with her characters. In this latest book, Linc spends time in Central Park re...

    Cordelia Jenson?s newest novel in verse, The Way Light Bends is the story of longing, to find a comfortable place in the world, family, and one?s own skin. At its heart, it is a love story?between sisters, Linc and Holly?a bond made stronger by their differences and devotion. J...

    The Way the Light Bends is a strong verse book that blends history and contemporary themes. Linc is a strong main character that I related to because of her strong will to be herself even when her family pushes her down. There is also LGBT, adoption, and Ghana representations. The phot...

  • Kate Olson
    Feb 08, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

  • Elisa Zied
    May 04, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

  • Gabby
    Sep 03, 2017

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

  • Rachel
    Apr 20, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

    In both her debut verse novel, Skyscraping, as well as her latest verse novel, The Way the Light Bends, Jensen evokes New York City with such clarity that I feel as though I am there, walking the city streets with her characters. In this latest book, Linc spends time in Central Park re...

    Cordelia Jenson?s newest novel in verse, The Way Light Bends is the story of longing, to find a comfortable place in the world, family, and one?s own skin. At its heart, it is a love story?between sisters, Linc and Holly?a bond made stronger by their differences and devotion. J...

    The Way the Light Bends is a strong verse book that blends history and contemporary themes. Linc is a strong main character that I related to because of her strong will to be herself even when her family pushes her down. There is also LGBT, adoption, and Ghana representations. The phot...

    ??? ???? ...more ...

    I'm not one to pick up poetry or enjoy reading in verse, but this book was so well written. Loved the authors choice of words... ...

    Beautiful and so moving, you won't be able to put it down. ...

    Sisters Linc and Holly could not be more different, which used to bring them closer together. These days, though, their differences are only highlighting the fact that had Linc not been born around the same time that their parents adopted Holly, they'd never even know each other, much ...

  • Suze Lavender
    May 13, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

  • alice (arctic books)
    Jan 12, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

  • Ariel Hess
    May 06, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

  • Claire
    Apr 26, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

    In both her debut verse novel, Skyscraping, as well as her latest verse novel, The Way the Light Bends, Jensen evokes New York City with such clarity that I feel as though I am there, walking the city streets with her characters. In this latest book, Linc spends time in Central Park re...

    Cordelia Jenson?s newest novel in verse, The Way Light Bends is the story of longing, to find a comfortable place in the world, family, and one?s own skin. At its heart, it is a love story?between sisters, Linc and Holly?a bond made stronger by their differences and devotion. J...

    The Way the Light Bends is a strong verse book that blends history and contemporary themes. Linc is a strong main character that I related to because of her strong will to be herself even when her family pushes her down. There is also LGBT, adoption, and Ghana representations. The phot...

    ??? ???? ...more ...

    I'm not one to pick up poetry or enjoy reading in verse, but this book was so well written. Loved the authors choice of words... ...

    Beautiful and so moving, you won't be able to put it down. ...

    Sisters Linc and Holly could not be more different, which used to bring them closer together. These days, though, their differences are only highlighting the fact that had Linc not been born around the same time that their parents adopted Holly, they'd never even know each other, much ...

    Make sure to check out my interview with the author of The Way the Light Bends here! The Way the Light Bends revolves around Linc, an aspiring photographer who is struggling to keep up with school and please her ever-criticizing mother. She is constantly comparing herself to Holly, ...

    I received an eARC copy from NetGalley, the publisher and the author, in exchange for my honest review. As I mentioned before (in my review of Skyscraping), the author made me fall in love with verse novels. I hold this novel near my heart. Seriously. It's such a wonderful story! I go...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Lesley
    Feb 04, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

  • Mariely
    Oct 19, 2017

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

    In both her debut verse novel, Skyscraping, as well as her latest verse novel, The Way the Light Bends, Jensen evokes New York City with such clarity that I feel as though I am there, walking the city streets with her characters. In this latest book, Linc spends time in Central Park re...

    Cordelia Jenson?s newest novel in verse, The Way Light Bends is the story of longing, to find a comfortable place in the world, family, and one?s own skin. At its heart, it is a love story?between sisters, Linc and Holly?a bond made stronger by their differences and devotion. J...

    The Way the Light Bends is a strong verse book that blends history and contemporary themes. Linc is a strong main character that I related to because of her strong will to be herself even when her family pushes her down. There is also LGBT, adoption, and Ghana representations. The phot...

    ??? ???? ...more ...

    I'm not one to pick up poetry or enjoy reading in verse, but this book was so well written. Loved the authors choice of words... ...

    Beautiful and so moving, you won't be able to put it down. ...

    Sisters Linc and Holly could not be more different, which used to bring them closer together. These days, though, their differences are only highlighting the fact that had Linc not been born around the same time that their parents adopted Holly, they'd never even know each other, much ...

    Make sure to check out my interview with the author of The Way the Light Bends here! The Way the Light Bends revolves around Linc, an aspiring photographer who is struggling to keep up with school and please her ever-criticizing mother. She is constantly comparing herself to Holly, ...

    I received an eARC copy from NetGalley, the publisher and the author, in exchange for my honest review. As I mentioned before (in my review of Skyscraping), the author made me fall in love with verse novels. I hold this novel near my heart. Seriously. It's such a wonderful story! I go...

  • Myra
    May 12, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

  • Annie
    Jan 09, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

    In both her debut verse novel, Skyscraping, as well as her latest verse novel, The Way the Light Bends, Jensen evokes New York City with such clarity that I feel as though I am there, walking the city streets with her characters. In this latest book, Linc spends time in Central Park re...

    Cordelia Jenson?s newest novel in verse, The Way Light Bends is the story of longing, to find a comfortable place in the world, family, and one?s own skin. At its heart, it is a love story?between sisters, Linc and Holly?a bond made stronger by their differences and devotion. J...

    The Way the Light Bends is a strong verse book that blends history and contemporary themes. Linc is a strong main character that I related to because of her strong will to be herself even when her family pushes her down. There is also LGBT, adoption, and Ghana representations. The phot...

    ??? ???? ...more ...

    I'm not one to pick up poetry or enjoy reading in verse, but this book was so well written. Loved the authors choice of words... ...

    Beautiful and so moving, you won't be able to put it down. ...

    Sisters Linc and Holly could not be more different, which used to bring them closer together. These days, though, their differences are only highlighting the fact that had Linc not been born around the same time that their parents adopted Holly, they'd never even know each other, much ...

    Make sure to check out my interview with the author of The Way the Light Bends here! The Way the Light Bends revolves around Linc, an aspiring photographer who is struggling to keep up with school and please her ever-criticizing mother. She is constantly comparing herself to Holly, ...

  • Inn Auni
    Apr 12, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

  • Veeda
    Apr 20, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

  • Rylee Hoang
    Apr 26, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

    In both her debut verse novel, Skyscraping, as well as her latest verse novel, The Way the Light Bends, Jensen evokes New York City with such clarity that I feel as though I am there, walking the city streets with her characters. In this latest book, Linc spends time in Central Park re...

    Cordelia Jenson?s newest novel in verse, The Way Light Bends is the story of longing, to find a comfortable place in the world, family, and one?s own skin. At its heart, it is a love story?between sisters, Linc and Holly?a bond made stronger by their differences and devotion. J...

    The Way the Light Bends is a strong verse book that blends history and contemporary themes. Linc is a strong main character that I related to because of her strong will to be herself even when her family pushes her down. There is also LGBT, adoption, and Ghana representations. The phot...

    ??? ???? ...more ...

    I'm not one to pick up poetry or enjoy reading in verse, but this book was so well written. Loved the authors choice of words... ...

    Beautiful and so moving, you won't be able to put it down. ...

    Sisters Linc and Holly could not be more different, which used to bring them closer together. These days, though, their differences are only highlighting the fact that had Linc not been born around the same time that their parents adopted Holly, they'd never even know each other, much ...

    Make sure to check out my interview with the author of The Way the Light Bends here! The Way the Light Bends revolves around Linc, an aspiring photographer who is struggling to keep up with school and please her ever-criticizing mother. She is constantly comparing herself to Holly, ...

    I received an eARC copy from NetGalley, the publisher and the author, in exchange for my honest review. As I mentioned before (in my review of Skyscraping), the author made me fall in love with verse novels. I hold this novel near my heart. Seriously. It's such a wonderful story! I go...

    ...

    ...

  • Shirley Deane
    Apr 08, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

    beautiful ...

    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

    In both her debut verse novel, Skyscraping, as well as her latest verse novel, The Way the Light Bends, Jensen evokes New York City with such clarity that I feel as though I am there, walking the city streets with her characters. In this latest book, Linc spends time in Central Park re...

    Cordelia Jenson?s newest novel in verse, The Way Light Bends is the story of longing, to find a comfortable place in the world, family, and one?s own skin. At its heart, it is a love story?between sisters, Linc and Holly?a bond made stronger by their differences and devotion. J...

    The Way the Light Bends is a strong verse book that blends history and contemporary themes. Linc is a strong main character that I related to because of her strong will to be herself even when her family pushes her down. There is also LGBT, adoption, and Ghana representations. The phot...

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    I'm not one to pick up poetry or enjoy reading in verse, but this book was so well written. Loved the authors choice of words... ...

    Beautiful and so moving, you won't be able to put it down. ...

    Sisters Linc and Holly could not be more different, which used to bring them closer together. These days, though, their differences are only highlighting the fact that had Linc not been born around the same time that their parents adopted Holly, they'd never even know each other, much ...

    Make sure to check out my interview with the author of The Way the Light Bends here! The Way the Light Bends revolves around Linc, an aspiring photographer who is struggling to keep up with school and please her ever-criticizing mother. She is constantly comparing herself to Holly, ...

    I received an eARC copy from NetGalley, the publisher and the author, in exchange for my honest review. As I mentioned before (in my review of Skyscraping), the author made me fall in love with verse novels. I hold this novel near my heart. Seriously. It's such a wonderful story! I go...

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  • Kailey Hartzell
    May 03, 2018

    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. This story follows a girl named Linc, who has an adopted sister named Holly. She is a...

    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 variation in structure. THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS seems to me even more poetic in nat...

    You can find this review and others at arctic books THE 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 forward to what Jensen has to offer in the future. This novel focuses on Linc?s s...

    "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's mom, I thought what I was doing was for them. When I never ask them what they w...

    **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 something I try to avoid if being totally honest. That being said, this book was comple...

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    ?????/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; Linc is white and Holly was adopted from Ghana as a baby. And yet, although Linc...

    What a beautiful book! A great and quick read for any teen who struggles to be who they are while conforming to who they think they?re supposed to be. Also loved learning about the history of Central Park and viewing Linc?s world through her mind-camera and real camera. I highly re...

    Quick read. Super good story... love that it's told in verse. ...

    A short read, but powerful and intense... ...

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

    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 enjoyed this style, I really liked the character of Linc and her artistic abilitiy ...

    Linc and Holly are sisters. They're almost the same age and consider themselves twins. Holly is adopted and Linc is a biological daughter. Linc is the creative sister and Holly the athletic one with academic success. Their mother loves everything Holly does, but doesn't approve of anyt...

    So, I'm not big on books about art students. The problem starts because art student characters tend to have this pretentiousness that other characters don't and I've never seen an art student character thats different from the rest of them. Despite that, the adoption factor of this sto...

    Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of this book from @KidLitExchange #partner in exchange for my honest review. Thanks again to @KidLitExchange  #partner for access to review a free copy of this book! The comments in this review do not reflect the view...

    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 tempo/ in time" (p. 4), sisters Linc and Holly in their sophomore year are following "tw...

    In both her debut verse novel, Skyscraping, as well as her latest verse novel, The Way the Light Bends, Jensen evokes New York City with such clarity that I feel as though I am there, walking the city streets with her characters. In this latest book, Linc spends time in Central Park re...

    Cordelia Jenson?s newest novel in verse, The Way Light Bends is the story of longing, to find a comfortable place in the world, family, and one?s own skin. At its heart, it is a love story?between sisters, Linc and Holly?a bond made stronger by their differences and devotion. J...

    The Way the Light Bends is a strong verse book that blends history and contemporary themes. Linc is a strong main character that I related to because of her strong will to be herself even when her family pushes her down. There is also LGBT, adoption, and Ghana representations. The phot...

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    I'm not one to pick up poetry or enjoy reading in verse, but this book was so well written. Loved the authors choice of words... ...

    Beautiful and so moving, you won't be able to put it down. ...