Welcome to the OFFICIAL 'About The Author' page of:
Laura J Whiskens
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Celeste was found standing alone on a busy street at five years of age. With no memory of where she came from and no one to claim her, Celeste is sent to live with Mrs Potts.
At sixteen she leaves her childhood home in the dead of night; but before she goes she sneaks into Mrs Potts' room to kiss her goodbye. As she does so, a strange light passes between them... Here lies the first 'piece' of her.
The incident occurs again as she says goodbye to other loved ones in her life. But what is this strange light, and what does it mean? How much of herself can she give before she simply fades away?
Where she came from and what her gift means is a mystery; someone out there must have the answers. Is Celeste ready to find out the truth?
I wasn't sure what to make of this story when I first started it. I didn't feel that the author had a good grip on a 16 year old's voice and could only picture myself struggling through the rest of the story to "buy" the main character. I'm glad I stuck it out though. As Celeste grows up her voice changes, which might've been the effect the author was going for, and you can literally read her growing up through how the story is told. I was intrigued by the mystery surrounding Celeste and wanted to keep reading if only to find out what it was about her. By the end of it I was thoroughly touched by this sweet and simple story about love and the various ways love touches our lives. It's a wonderful story that I recommend to anyone to read. I finished it in a day and it's the perfect lazy Sunday story to read. I really really hope you pick up this story when you see it because it is truly touching.
I was just so surprised and delighted with this book. It's truly original and well-written. Perhaps it's uniqueness was what really drew me to the story. It wasn't predictable. I don't want to give anything away, because I loved the way the author gave little hints, gradually unveiling the mystery. But the story follows a young girl's life as she grows up and touches the life of others. Honestly, nothing like the stuff I usually read, but totally enjoyable. It's not too long--I read it start to finish in one sitting. But at the end I felt perfectly satisfied. I feel like I discovered a sweet little gem. Note: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review, and this did not affect my opinion.