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3.5 

A Scatter of Light

By Malinda Lo
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“Full of yearning, ponderances about art and what it means to be an artist, and self-revelation, A Scatter of Light has a simmering intensity that makes it hard to put down."—NPR

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

Last Night at the Telegraph Club
author Malinda Lo returns to the Bay Area with another masterful queer coming-of-age story, this time set against the backdrop of the first major Supreme Court decisions legalizing gay marriage. 

Aria Tang West was looking forward to a summer on Martha’s Vineyard with her best friends—one last round of sand and sun before college. But after a graduation party goes wrong, Aria’s parents exile her to California to stay with her grandmother, artist Joan West. Aria expects boredom, but what she finds is Steph Nichols, her grandmother’s gardener. Soon, Aria is second-guessing who she is and what she wants to be, and a summer that once seemed lost becomes unforgettable—for Aria, her family, and the working-class queer community Steph introduces her to. It’s the kind of summer that changes a life forever.

And almost sixty years after the end of Last Night at the Telegraph Club, A Scatter of Light also offers a glimpse into Lily and Kath’s lives since 1955.

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3.5
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Diverse charactersMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingAddictiveFast-pacedComing of age
“actual rating: 3.5 i loved reading about lesbians and art and stars and a cute dog but im gonna be so honest, i do not feel bad about how aria and steph ended up. they both knew what they were doing and aria couldnt grasp how bad this was going to end. and i get it to some degree, that her feelings were so strong, and that she was just realizing them. but it had to end and then thats all she could think about even after joan died?? like jeez... i mean aria was so real being obsessed with steph at the beginning but it got old the more you learn about everyone, in particular, lisa. she had issues, sure, but that warrants an affair? im glad the flash forward barely mentioned steph, and i hope that means aria has moved on.”
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Descriptive writingAddictiveHeartbreaking

About Malinda Lo

Malinda Lo is the New York Times bestselling author of Last Night at the Telegraph Club, winner of the National Book Award, the Stonewall Book Award, and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, as well as Michael L. Printz and Walter Dean Myers honors. Her debut novel Ash, a Sapphic retelling of Cinderella, was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and the Lambda Literary Award. Malinda’s short fiction and nonfiction has been published by The New York Times, NPR, Autostraddle, The Horn Book, and multiple anthologies. She lives in Massachusetts with her wife and their dog.

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