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The Light of the Fireflies

A haunting and hopeful tale of discovering light in even the darkest of places.For his whole life, the boy has lived underground, in a basement with his parents, grandmother, sister, and brother. Before he was born, his family was disfigured by a fire. His sister wears a white mask to cover her burns.He spends his hours with his cactus, reading his book on insects, or touching the one ray of sunlight that filters in through a crack in the ceiling. Ever since his sister had a baby, everyones been acting very strangely. The boy begins to wonder why they never say who the father is, about what happened before his own birth, about why theyre shut away.A few days ago, some fireflies arrived in the basement. His grandma said, Theres no creature more amazing than one that can make its own light. That light makes the boy want to escape, to know the outside world. Problem is, all the doors are locked. And he doesnt know how to get out....

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The Light of the Fireflies Reviews

  • Denisse

    Quizá ha llegado ese día en que el ansia por saber es mas fuerte que el miedo a lo desconocido.


    Muy buena novela, excelente narración, giros espectaculares.

    Un thriller psicológico en su mas puro estado.

    Que jugara contigo para ver en donde esta tu lealtad pero que al final todo se queda reducido a quienes tienen el valor de seguir.

    Supongo que si me frustra un poco no saber los nombres de los personajes, pero tampoco me quita el sueño(?). Nuestro personaje principal un niño de apenas 10-11 años ...more

  • Danny Phanton

    Reseña completa en mi blog: La cueva de Danny.

    No tengo palabras para describir lo mucho que ame y me gusto este libro. Me hizo mantenerme enganchando todo el libro queriendo saber el gran secreto y lo que llevó a todos a esto de acabar viviendo en la oscuridad.

    No puedo creer las cosas tan erróneas que los padres hicieron desde el comienzo a su familia, desde los abuelos hasta los papás. Y la forma de culpar a la hermana por todo.

    Estoy sin palabras, simplemente, ¡Me encanto!

    Se los recomiendo tot
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  • Christina

    No. This book is crap. It tries to be profound or shocking but one does not earn profundity just by throwing a lot of weighty topics (abuse, incest, living in a basement for ten years) at a "plot" and then doing the Gone Girl sort of twist where I'm supposed to be shocked that NOTHING IS WHAT YOU THOUGHT WOOO JAZZ HANDS DUN DUN DUNNN. Nope. The characters are not empathetic even once you're supposedly given all the stories, and a father is abusive, but out of love, see? and massive brutal crimes ...more

  • Lisa

    I wanted to like this one but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations The Light Of The Fireflies by Paul pen was a bit like Room but way out there the premise starts out in the before then goes forward. There are no characters told by Mother, father, Sister, brother & grandmother . they live in the basement due to a fire which severely burned them all.

    But from then on I just didn't get it even though they were safe inside rather than out the story was confusing & I kept wondering
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  • Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~

    Man, this book had so much potential and I was stoked to get started on this, but it was just okay.

  • Lacey

    I was going to give this book three stars because the author's writing was good enough to keep me reading until the end, but the more I thought about the story, the more I leaned towards reducing the stars. The reason? About halfway through the book, you begin to get the back story. At that point a very well written story that I thought was heading towards a touching and inspirational end as the editorial review would have you think, turned into something different. Once I knew the motivation of ...more

  • María

    4 de 5 estrellas ⭐⭐⭐⭐(Me ha encantado)

    Es un libro que me ha producido muchísimas sensaciones y sentimientos diferentes desde asco hasta ternura.....

    No tenía ni idea de porque esta familia vive bajo tierra y el desarrollo de su vida en el sótano produce nauseas, claustrofobia, angustia y ganas de dejarlo.

    La razón, la historia, el porqué y todo lo demás te descubre un novelón y yo que no soy de llorar, he estado con la lagrima asomando en el ojo todo el rato .

    Lo recomiendo al 100%. Sin dudarlo
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  • Scarlet Cameo

    Lectura con el grupo 221 b Baker street

    "Me sentí perdido en esa oscuridad que siempre había sido mi mundo. Ajeno a ella. Extraño en el sótano."

    Una historia que es principalmente triste, llena de mentiras y fantasías, sueños de ser y de vivir pero limitado al mundo que te han creado, a espacios pequeños y situaciones repetitivas pero con la enorme ventaja de tener un narrador que, gracias a su fragilidad e inocencia, hace dinámicos los sucesos narrados y te mantiene a la expectativa de saber qu
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