Monday, November 14, 2011

Light Fixtures

It’s 1963 and everything is moving fast for 14-year-old Aurora. Her often-manic thoughts and actions can cause those around her to shake their heads in bafflement, especially when her spirits nosedive. But it’s no puzzle for the mystical Mr. Hematite and his tiny assistant, Mr. Dragonfly. Together, they guide her in understanding the onset of bipolar moods, and show her that as Light Fixtures, everyone – even a bipolar teenager - has the potential to shine with balance and brilliance.

When I first started reading this I wondered where the blurb from the back of the book even came from?
After finishing the book I totally understood.

Although the book took a bit to get going, which was totally understood (the story had to be set for the day to day of how Aurora lived her life for the full effect). Once she met Mr. Dragonfly and actually followed him, it really started to be more than just a story of life. It became the story of who she was and how to understand what is happening to her. 
Mr. Dragonfly took her to a small cabin  where she met Mr. Hematite....
He was such an interesting character, truly unique. Definitely a great help to Aurora in the beginning and in the end. 
I honestly don't have a clue what would have happen to Aurora without the Iron box. 
I must say my favorite part, although sad as all heck, was when Mr. Dragonfly died....Only  because of the poem Mr. Hematite recited:
Leave yourself open and you shall see that the Light of your day is upon thee.
Keep your heart firm and you will know that that the path of which you walk is that of secure.
Understand your trust and you will find the rose of your day and thorns of your mind.

If you are looking for a story with a bit of wonder then I would definitely pick this book up.
It's available for:
Kindle     Nook  

I bet you're wondering why the book is called Light Fixtures????
You know I wondered that same thing, but I read the book and got an AMAZING answer!!!!!!

Would you like to know more about the author?
Visit her website:
Deborah DeMoss Smith

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