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. ...
  • Kelly
    Apr 16, 2018
    There are a LOT of things tackled here -- suicide, friendship, the post-graduation choices we make, parental woes, immigration, abduction, sexuality and (view spoiler)[ child trafficking (hide spoiler)] , in addition to things which are more daily/common. I don't think they were handle...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
    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...
  • 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 ...
  • Elissa
    Jun 06, 2018
    Kelly Loy Gilbert is 2-2 for perfect books she?s written. Better review soon. ...
  • 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...
  • Stormi (Bewitched Reader)
    May 12, 2018
    I was so excited to read this book after reading a preview of the first few chapters. The preview had left me intrigued about Danny's parents and the secrets they held onto as if their lives depended on the truth never getting out. Gilbert did an excellent job at pacing this story a...
  • YA and Wine
    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...
  • Danielle
    Mar 07, 2018
    (I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.) Have you ever had that feeling when you read about a character?s biggest insecurities on the page, that you?re really learning about yourself? That was a gut-punch to...
  • Nicole Craswell
    May 30, 2018
    3.5 Stars. I have kind of a weird internal debate about this book because I liked a lot of the individual aspects but all put together they didn?t quite click. There were three different aspects: Danny?s family, Danny?s art, and Danny?s relationship with his friends (and sp...
  • 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...
  • Therese
    Jun 18, 2018
    it?s past 2AM so RTC but... wow. wow wow wow wow WOW. ...
  • Amanda DeWitt
    Nov 21, 2017
    My first contemporary, and I am very pleased with it! I don't usually read contemporary, but my English teacher got an advanced copy of Picture Us In The Light and when I saw it, I was immediately drawn to it (mainly because of the gorgeous cover, but also because of the synopsis on th...
  • Kaitie
    Jun 07, 2018
    THIS BOOK! I had to take a day to think it over before I wrote this review because there's so much I wanted to say. First of all, OMG THIS BOOK TAKES PLACE LITERALLY WHERE I LIVE!!! It was so cool to read about the world that I live in. I got all of the inside jokes and all of the land...
  • 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 ...