‘This Raging Light’ by Estelle Laure is the sweet, moving story about Lucille, whose life seems to be falling apart. When both of her parents abandon her, leaving her as sole carer for her young sister, Lucille knows very well this is the completely wrong time to fall in love. And yet, between the bills and school work and responsibilities, she can feel it – she’s totally falling for her best friend’s brother. Uh oh.
If you haven’t got a copy of this wonderful read yet, then check out our 3 best reasons why it really deserves a spot on your bookshelf:
1. Estelle Laure is a wonderful writer. This book isn’t the heftiest novel in the YA market today (looking at you, Cassie Clare), but it definitely contains its fair share of beautiful words and lines you’ll want to scribble down so you won’t forget them.
“Music carries the weight of being human, takes it away so you don’t have to think at all, you just have to listen. Music tells every story there is.”
2. It’s got other authors’ seals of approval! Morgan Matson, author of ‘Second Chance Summer’ and ‘Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour’, said, “I loved this book. I was torn between wanting to devour it in one breathless read and needing to stop and savor each gorgeous turn of phrase.”
One author not enough for you? Jennifer E Niven loves it too. The author of ‘The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight’, said, “This Raging Light is a funny, poetic, big-hearted reminder that life can—and will—take us all by surprise sometimes.”
And it’s also got stellar reviews from ‘Mosquitoland’ author, David Arnold, and A.M. Jenkins, author of ‘Repossessed’ – all of which basically translate as, “Read this book, just read it.”
3. It’s all about kindness, and how those little acts can have a big impact for someone who really needs them. Uplifting, moving, and packed with a hopeful heart, this isn’t what we’d call a feel-good read, but it it really is a book that will have you looking at the world a little differently.
Have you read ‘This Raging Kindess’? Let us know what you thought @maximumpopbooks.
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