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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lexi // libraryoflexi
    May 22, 2018
    First half of the book 2 Stars. Very slow to start but interesting story overall. I definitely haven?t read a story like this before about something real that is happening in China and the USA. It was interesting to see that side of it. Second half 3.5 stars. I dunno. Some parts w...
  • 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...
  • Lisa
    Aug 22, 2017
    This book tackles so many big issues - each handled with care and complexity. It just wasn?t for me (the plot is very heavy for most of the novel). I think many will appreciate its honesty and depth. ...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 05, 2018
    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier Danny is a talented artist who has just been accepted to Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). His senior year should be lots of fun. Yet, as the one-year anniversary of a tragedy that shook his group...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Dec 09, 2017
    HOLY WOW ...
  • Kathleen
    Apr 12, 2018
    This book is weirdly stunning? The second half just about killed me and left me wanted to re-read the whole back. It deals with so many important issues and there's so much diversity and ugh. It's just excellent. Annnnd you may be wondering why it's not a 5 star book. Simpl...
  • 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...
  • Red_Queen_Lover
    Jun 21, 2018
    RTC!!!??????? RTC!!!???????? ...more ...
  • 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 ...