How the Light Gets In

How the Light Gets In

Since her sister?s tragic death, seventeen-year-old Callie Ryan has basically given up. Her grades have plummeted, she?s quit her swim team, and she barely recognizes the people her parents have become. When she returns to her aunt?s run-down coastal Victorian one year after Chloe?s death, Callie resigns herself to a summer of guilt and home renovations. She doesn?t expect Since her sister?s tragic death, seventeen-year-old Callie Ryan has basically given up. Her grades have pl...

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Title:How the Light Gets In
Author:Katy Upperman
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:1250305675
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

How the Light Gets In Reviews

  • Barbara
    Sep 14, 2019
    It was only last summer that her younger sister Chloe died while swimming in the ocean, and Callie Ryan has spent the past year mired in misery and guilt. As her grades plummet and she quits the swim team, she drowns her sorrows by getting high and avoiding her friends. When her father...
  • Sami Myers
    Apr 06, 2018
    RATING - 5 STARS CW - death, suicide, and self-harm (suicide/self-harm very minimal) Wow...where do I begin? I had the pleasure of reading this book early (Thank you Swoon Reads!!), as I have with all of Katy Upperman's works, and am feeling so blessed that I get to hype this...
  • Katy Upperman
    Nov 06, 2018
    Hi -- I wrote this. :-) ...
  • Vicky Skinner
    Dec 29, 2018
    Whoo buddy! This book gave me ALL THE FEELS. This book is going to be such a hit! There's something for everybody! Mystery romance, ghosts, suspence! A perfect beach read and it totally made me choke up at the end. This book was definitely what I needed to finish out 2018. Can't wait t...
  • Alyssa
    Aug 20, 2019
    I?m not entirely sure what I was expecting going into this, but I know it wasn?t what I read. Throughout the novel I never connected to Callie or any of the other characters. It doesn?t take a lot for me to get emotionally invested, but for some reason that never occurred with...
  • Lindsay
    May 05, 2019
    I adore ghost stories. There's something magical and atmospheric about reading a ya novel that enraptures me through hauntings and restless spirits. I almost skipped reading this story because of the first page. Callie is smoking pot in her bathroom. I can't relate nor do I care to rea...
  • Jennifer H.
    Apr 11, 2019
    Thank you to Netgalley and Macmillan Children's Publishing Group/Swoon Reads! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Struggling with the tragic death of her younger sister, Callie Ryan has pushed aside everything and ever...
  • Jessica | Booked J
    Aug 18, 2019
    (4.5 stars) | Blog | Twitter | Instagram | My stop on the blog tour and review can be found here at Booked J. As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author in exchange for participating in the blog tour/my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in ...
  • B.R. Myers
    Jan 21, 2019
    In Katy Upperman?s HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, Callie Ryan is a swimming star who shares the pool and the spotlight with her little sister. But after Chloe?s unexpected death Callie falls apart, secretly blaming herself for what happened that night. With her parents struggling with t...
  • Lindsay Montague
    Jul 09, 2019
    Callie reluctantly returns to her aunt's home on the coast a year after her younger sister's death. Expecting to spend her summer wallowing amidst home renovations and pot smoke, Callie is mesmerized by a local boy and the creepy noises that seem to find her in the night. I rea...
  • Elodie
    Aug 17, 2019
    Wow. Just wow. This story grabbed me from the beginning and still hasn't let go, even though I finished reading it last night. Katy has a way with words. Her writing is gorgeous but even more than that, she infuses so much emotion in the way she writes. The bond between Callie and ...
  • Marie
    Jul 18, 2019
    Real rating: 4,5 stars. Katy Upperman is becoming one of my favorite ya contemporary authors. This book left me with all the emotions and ahhh. definitely recommending it. <3 Full review coming soon! Thank you to MacMillan International for the ARC of this book. This did not, i...
  • Katherine Paschal
    Aug 05, 2019
    Review was originally posted at https://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/ Callie has checked out the last year since her sister died, barely getting through the school year and spending all her time getting high. When her father gives her an ultimatum to either go to a reform camp or sp...
  • Melanie Belson (booklovewithmelanie)
    Aug 04, 2019
    4.5 stars Thank you to Swoon Reads and Katy Upperman for allowing me to review. Callie's story is heartbreaking, her sister and best friend Chloe has passed away. She is headed down the wrong path, her father holds everything in and her mother just drinks her troubles away. I lov...
  • Shalini | Book Rambler
    Aug 11, 2019
    This book is SO good!!! How the Light Gets In is a perfect mix of YA contemporary, romance and paranormal. This haunting tale is about Callie who has lost her sister almost a year ago and she doesn?t know how to live on. Her father can?t see her spiralling so he sends her to live w...
  • Rachel
    Jul 31, 2019
    Actual Rating: 3.5/5 This is my first book from Katy Upperman, but I can safely say that I will be coming back for more. How the Light Gets In mixes contemporary charm with paranormal mysticism built on the bittersweet foundations of love, loss, and grief. Emotion-charged straigh...
  • Jasmine
    Jul 14, 2019
    ***Actual Rating: 4/5 Hauntingly-Forgiving Stars*** As a massive fan of YA Contemporary Romance, I'm fully aware of Katy Upperman and all her previous, highly anticipated works. Kissing Max Holden and The Impossibility of Us sound unbelievably intriguing to me, and I'm constantl...
  • Forever Young Adult
    Aug 07, 2019
    Graded By: Stephanie Cover Story: Look At This Photograph BFF Charm: Meh Swoonworthy Scale: 4 Talky Talk: Dig Deeper Bonus Factor: Small Towns Factors: Ghosts, Mysteries Relationship Status: Support Group Acquaintances Read the full book report here. ...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Jul 22, 2019
    Rating: 4.5 Stars It had been a year since she visited her aunt in Bell Cove, since she had that fight with her sister, since her sister died. After a painful period of mourning Chloe's death, Callie found herself back where her nightmare began, and it seemed as though her nightmare...
  • Makenna Fournier
    Jul 31, 2019
    This is a book where I hope other people can find it a moving or heartbreaking book, but it just didn?t do anything for me and I really had to force myself to finish it. What really threw me off about about this book was how big the ghost aspect of this book was. Like, I knew the...
  • Emily Nicholas | Emily The Book Nerd
    Sep 01, 2019
    REVIEW FOUND ON BLOG https://emilythebooknerdxo.blogspot.c... *Thank you to The FFBC, Katy Upperman and Swoon Reads for sending me an advance copy of How The Light Gets In!* The protagonist, Callie lost her sister tragically and is grieving throughout the novel. I really enjoyed...
  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    May 14, 2019
    Thank you Macmillan and Swoon Reads for the ARC ...
  • Simant ♥ Flipping Through the Pages
    Aug 21, 2019
    Full review on: FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES Actual rating: 4.5 Stars This story is about Callie who is not coping well with the death of her sister which happened recently. To make her condition better, Callie?s father sends her to her aunt Lucy to spend her summer vacation with h...
  • Teresa
    Nov 14, 2018
    Katy Upperman has become one of my favorite authors; someone I actively research to learn when their next book is coming out and with her latest novel she didn't disappoint me. I was instantly sucked in and I didn't want to put the book down until I reached the very last page. I am g...
  • Shalini
    Aug 03, 2019
    The book pulled me in with its plot arc. I knew I was in for an emotional read. Callie had lost her sister exactly one year ago in the ocean current of Bell Cove, and the guilt hadn't left her. There were events and words and arguments preceeding her sister's death which shook her sani...
  • DJ
    Apr 28, 2019
    Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Katy Upperman has the exceptional ability to make you fall head over heels in love with her characters. She also crafts beautiful contemporaries that are both heartwarming and profound. How the Light Gets in is no diff...
  • Rachel
    Apr 23, 2019
    This was a really great read with a touching plot, great character development, real and important themes, and a ridiculously cute romance. Another fantastic read from Katy Upperman! Full review on my blog: https://picturethisliteraturecom.word... ...
  • Tucker
    Jan 02, 2019
    This sounds heartbreaking... So why do I want to read it so bad Many thanks to Swoon Reads for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | ...
  • cafeyre
    Aug 04, 2019
    The book about a seventeen-year-old Callie who lives in Seattle together with her parents. After the tragic death of her younger sister, Chloe, Callie couldn?t find her place in the world and live the life she had until this moment. She gave up on all her dreams and goals. She gave u...
  • Samantha Hastings
    Jun 27, 2019
    Like a flower the story slowly unfurls petal by petal, until the reader sees the full poppy in all of its beauty, breathtaking sadness, and bright hope. Callie is a heroine full of regret because of her little sister Chloe?s untimely death last year. She?s lost herself in her g...