This Raging Light (Hardcover)

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In This Raging Light, Lucille has to find a way to keep up on school, pay bills, look after her sister, and go to work, after her mother leaves her and her younger sister alone. And on top of all of this she falls harder in love with her best friend's brother. This Raging Light is full of so many feelings that pull on your heartstrings. I love that this book wasn't just a love story.

— Darbi, TC Teen Advisory Board member

This Raging Light is an emotional rollercoaster, that you will not stop reading. You can really feel the intensity of the characters as you read.

— Abigail, TC Teen Advisory Board member


For fans of Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell comes a gorgeous debut novel about family, friends, and first love.

Lucille Bennett is pushed into adulthood after her mom decides to "take a break..".from parenting, from responsibility, from Lucille and her little sister, Wren. Left to cover for her absentee parents, Lucille thinks, "Wren and Lucille. Lucille and Wren. I will do whatever I have to. No one will pull us apart."
Now is not the time for level-headed Lucille to fall in love. But love--messy, inconvenient love--is what she's about to experience when she falls for Digby Jones, her best friend's brother. With blazing longing that builds to a fever pitch, Estelle Laure's soulful debut will keep readers hooked and hoping until the very last page.

"A funny, poetic, big-hearted reminder that life can--and will--take us all by surprise."
--Jennifer E. Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

"Lucille may not take down a beast or assassinate any super bads, but she's what heroines look like and love like in real life."
--Justine Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780544534292
ISBN-10: 0544534298
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: December 22nd, 2015
Pages: 288
Language: English