Picture Us in the Light

Picture Us in the Light

Danny Cheng has always known his parents have secrets. But when he discovers a taped-up box in his father's closet filled with old letters and a file on a powerful Silicon Valley family, he realizes there's much more to his family's past than he ever imagined. Danny has been an artist for as long as he can remember and it seems his path is set, with a scholarship to RISD an Danny Cheng has always known his parents have secrets. But when he discovers a taped-up box in his father's closet fi...

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Title:Picture Us in the Light
Author:Kelly Loy Gilbert
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1484726022
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:361 pages pages

Picture Us in the Light Reviews

  • Ashley Blake
    Feb 03, 2018
    Maybe the most perfect book ever. Just saying. ...
  • Jessica
    Dec 12, 2018
    This is a hard book to review because I think that it was very well-done and it had so much potential, but ultimately, there was just too much going on to focus on doing any one thing as well as possible. Danny is a high school senior who is simultaneously excited and nervous about...
  • Elyse Walters
    Jul 20, 2018
    This beautifully written- sensitive - Young Adult novel - exploring very real confusing & painful themes - takes place right here in Silicon Valley- in the heart of the SF Bay Area. Daniel, a high school student -talented artist was just accepted to his dream Art College on the...
  • Shenwei
    May 28, 2018
    I don't think I've read a contemporary that's so gripping and Real and nuanced and devastating yet healing in a while CW/TWs: depression, suicide, panic attacks, adoption, human trafficking ...
  • Carlos
    Feb 21, 2019
    Powerful book, get ready to feel all the feels . Deals with a lot of issues ... Proceed with caution... ...
  • Thomas
    Nov 24, 2018
    This is the best young-adult book I have read since Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe , and I loved Picture Us in the Light even more than Ari and Dante. I cried for several minutes after reading the last page; I felt like my heart had been overrun by emotion in...
  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    May 01, 2018
    Starting this one tonight for a blog tour I will be participating in on May 7th, I've heard such wonderful things about this book that's been flying under the radar. I LIVE for those stories about family, friendships, futures, and the complexities of love. Our POC main character is Gay...
  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)
    May 18, 2018
    Actual rating: 3.5 stars rated down. -- What I Liked The mystery. Sure, the synopsis gives a hint at a bit of a mystery that is contained within this novel, however, I didn't think it would play such a huge part in this story. I think that this mystery was one of the main ...
  • Dahlia
    Nov 01, 2017
    Good God, how does a person write like this. Reading Kelly Loy Gilbert is like willing settling into a cloud of increasingly darkening doom and yet I will happily do it every single time. Also, I don't know why no one told me this book was gay but it is totally gay. I was a little "ehh...
  • Kate
    Jan 27, 2018
    PICTURE US IN THE LIGHT, like THUNDERHEAD, is a book I will shoving down everyone?s throats for the rest of the year my life. I was initially drawn in by the beautiful cover and then I was captivated from the first page and finished in my usual fashion: crying uncontrollably into my ...
  • Nicole Hewitt
    Apr 11, 2018
    This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction This is one of those books that I'll be thinking about for a long time.There was just so much substance to it, and it addressed several important topics from unique perspectives. The problem is, this...
  • Alexa
    Apr 12, 2018
    This is not going to appeal to every reader. I already know that for a fact. It?s the kind of story that reads slower than most of my usual fare, and it?s heavy - heavy in the sense that so many issues are raised in the story. But I ended up being unable to tear myself away from th...
  • Larry H
    Jul 28, 2018
    I'm between 3.5 and 4 stars, rounded up because I'm a big softie. Boy, there is a lot going on in this book! There was a period of time where I really wasn't sure what Kelly Loy Gilbert wanted the crux of the story to be, but in the end, this was a lovely, emotional book about the c...
  • A Lib Tech Reads
    Apr 14, 2018
    Picture Us in the Light Kelly Loy Gilbert Rating: 3/5 Note: Special thanks to Hachette Book Group for providing an ARC for review. Buddy read with Lola Reviewer This sounded to me like a complicated LGBTQ love story and for once, I was ready for it. The summary made it seem ...
  • jessica
    Dec 06, 2018
    every once in a while, you come across a book where it feels as if your hands are simply not strong enough to hold the immense weight of it on their own. and so your heart steps in, saying, ?dont worry. i will carry the heaviness of this story. i will take on that burden.? and ...
  • USOM
    Mar 24, 2018
    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This book has taken all words away from me. I finished it sobbing and days later I don't think I can even do justice to the beauty of this book. After this book I ne...
  • Krysti
    Apr 09, 2018
    Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert is out today!!! For fans of YA contemporary fiction this is absolutely a must-read. This is easily one of the best books I've read this year and one that I will happily be foisting upon everyone I know. When it comes to contemporary ficti...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Feb 01, 2018
    Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert is a beautiful book that tackles many tough issues. There are multiple themes throughout the story that will open your eyes and rip your heart out at the same time. The writing is compelling and beautiful making this one of my favourite read...
  • Christy
    Apr 05, 2018
    If I were to describe Picture Us in the Light in one word it might be ?complex.? Or maybe ?squishy.? ?Beautiful.? Human. I have a bad (?) habit of not fully reading synopsis before picking up a book. Really, I don?t need to when it comes to Kelly and her books. Con...
  • Lara Kareem
    Apr 23, 2018
    I?m going to tell you one thing, the blurb is a brief explanation of the story, it is what happens, but the story itself is the unravelling, the why, what, when, who, where and how. When the questions were answered for me, I couldn?t help but feel a deep sense of pain and loss. no ...
  • Sandra
    Jan 31, 2019
    Where do even start with this book?!?! At first, I thought it would be similar to Ari and Dante?s story (which I absolutely ADORED), but it was and wasn?t and SO MUCH MORE. This story is about high school senior Daniel Cheng, who just got admissions to his dream art college, who is...
  • Erin
    Apr 11, 2018
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review 2 eyebrow raising stars This is a real tough one because the content of the story tackles serious issues, such as, suicide, sexuality, and the pressure on young people to live up to their parent's expect...
  • Camryn
    Feb 17, 2019
    Wow. Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow. I?m pretty sure I missed a lot because I read this so fast, but I just couldn?t stop. I?m so jealous of the writing; it?s absolutely amazing. Everything.... felt so important. Everything was so well written. I had such intense f...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Dec 09, 2017
    HOLY WOW ...
  • ellie
    Jun 19, 2018
    He looks unruffled. Why did it feel like a lightning bolt to me, then? If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be this: disconnected. It?s well-written, with thoughtful characters, but it pulls you all over the place. At one point I thought it was exploring the grief ...
  • Maggie
    Dec 01, 2018
    It's hard not to lose your foothold when someone peers inside you, sees all those things you tried the hardest to keep hidden, all those ugly shames you've tried to tell yourself aren't really as bad as they seem. All those lies disintegrate in the light. As I was reading this, ...
  • Therese
    May 16, 2018
    This book exceeded every expectation that I had for it. To set the scene; I was at the bookstore about to buy a different book, when my friend picked up this one. She read the blurb and thought that it sounded interesting, and since our Queen Becky Albertalli endorsed it, she figure...
  • Vee ♔Under Mountain Books♔
    Apr 10, 2018
    I'm adding this to my Want to Read just to ask what's going on with the sort of Asian names? Harry Wong? Danny Cheng? Regina Chan? It sounds like someone at Disney didn't want names to be too Asian because WOAH THE WHITE PEOPLE WON'T LIKE THAT ...
  • Audrey
    Jun 16, 2018
    *3.5/5 ...
  • Magnolia
    Jan 13, 2019
    Can?t even expressed in words how good this book is. If you haven?t given it a read, please do! It?s definitely worth it ...