Published: Orchard Books
Date: 14th January 2016
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction
Source: Hachette NZ
How is it that one day Digby was my best friend's cute twin brother, and then the next he stole air, gave jitters, twisted my insides up?
And with Mom gone, bills to pay and Wren to look after... Why does the best thing happen at the worst time?
This Raging Light is a debut novel by Estelle Laure. It is told in the first person by Lucille, a seventeen year old with the weight of the world upon her.
Who is she? Is she...
- a daughter
- a big sister to Wren
- a best friend to Eden
- a lovelorn teen
- a kick ass chick
- a warrior
- a heroine
- all alone
- one of those who when the going gets tough, the tough gets going
- coping with loss on a large scale
This book drew me in, I liked how Lu's difficulties and challenges kept coming at her. It seemed just too much, how could she not just snap and go under? Yet she has an inner strength and a lot more going for her than she at first realises.
At times the story evoked a smile and other times I swallowed hard. Lu, Wren, Eden, Digby and both sets of parents face big challenges. Life is hard, but there is hope.