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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

  • 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

  • Clau R.

    4.5 estrellas.

    No sé qué es lo que exactamente siento por este libro. Esta dividido en tres partes (+ un epílogo) y durante las dos primeras partes estuve muy ansiosa y no me terminaba de gustar la historia, eso sí, todo el tiempo me mantuvo muy interesada.

    Luego llegamos a la tercera parte y todo se puso mucho más intenso. Se descubren cosas (algunas me las esperaba y otras no) y se terminan de atar todos los cabos. Los capítulos finales me fascinaron, me conmovieron muchísimo y ay, de sólo reco
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  • Holly Muller

    I hated this book. Yes, I finished it as I thought, surely, there would be some redemption. No. Awful, just awful. Depressing. Dysfunctional family? This doesn't even come close. To those who have said they "loved it", please seek psychiatric treatment immediately. I hated to give it 1 star.

  • Maria Teresa Agudelo

    Desde el momento en que leí el nombre y sinopsis de esta novela, me entraron ganas de iniciarla. Tuve una perspectiva de la trama muy diferente a la que en realidad era. No tenía idea que se considerará un thriller psicologico, que se inspiraba en relatos de ficción de Roald Dalh o Stephen King.

    'El brillo de las luciérnagas' es una historia singular a cerca de una familia encerrada en un sótano por circunstancias TOTALMENTE INIMAGINABLES. No quiero hablarles a cerca de ellas porque la mejor part

    "La oscuridad quedará relegada a quienes no estén preparados para saber que hay más allá de su pequeño mundo"


    RECOMENDABLE? CIEN POR SIENTO SÍ ...more

  • Jillian

    Truly don't understand the hype around this book. It was written well, but it was just confusing and kind of dull. The family's reasoning for doing the things they did is convoluted and not relatable.

    There's probably a lot more symbolism and allusions than I'm willing to analyze though. So I guess if you're into faux complex and symbolic novels with a couple of "twists" then this is the book for you.

  • 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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  • José

    Lectura conjunta del grupo 221 b Baker Street.

    Finalmente decidí dejarlo en 2.5 estrellas.

    Es un libro que se lee rapidísimo y con personajes muy enfermizos: se trata de una familia que vive en un sótano desde hace años y todos están desfigurados por el fuego. La historia es contada desde el punto de vista del chico que nació en el sótano y que de a poco comienza a cuestionar su realidad.

    Tiene cosas muy buenas y bastante lindas, pero lamentablemente el mensaje final me pareció horrible. Es im
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  • 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