This Raging Light

Estelle Laure

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Orchard Books


Can you fall in love when everything is falling apart?

Estelle Laure is a major new talent to rival John Green and Rainbow Rowell. Her debut novel, This Raging Light, is a heartbreakingly beautiful book that you'll devour in one sitting, but remember forever.

How is it that you suddenly notice a person? How is it that one day Digby was my best friend's admittedly cute twin brother, and then the next he stole air, gave jitters, twisted my insides up?

Lucille has bigger problems than falling for her best friend's unavailable brother. Her mom has gone, leaving her to look after her sister, Wren. With bills mounting up and appearances to keep, Lucille is raging against her life but holding it together - just.

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Studio Reads

I would highly recommend that you run to your nearest bookshop to pick this gem up: it's 100% worth it!

Delightful book reviews

It manages to be both heartbreaking and uplifting. A great addition to any young adult collection

Book Trust

Estelle Laure's writing is poetic and beautiful, making the novel an amazing read.

Guardian children's books site teen reviewer The Guardian