- Tapa dura: 288 páginas
- Editor: Hachette (1 de diciembre de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0544534298
- ISBN-13: 978-0544534292
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This Raging Light (Inglés) Tapa dura – 1 dic 2015
Descripción del producto
Winter 2015-2016 Kids' Indie Next Pick!
"Her first-person narration is lyrical, akin to that of a Francesca Lia Block character, but there's an undercurrent of roughness in her voice... heartbreakingly hopeful, lyrically told..." --Kirkus
"Estelle Laure's prose is utterly gorgeous, even as it lays out the story of a girl dealing with the failings of her parents, death, and her own insecurities." --BookRiot
"Estelle Laure's This Raging Light might be YA, but it's got plenty of grown-up appeal." --entertainmentweekly.com
"Laure's debut stands out for her keen understanding of the spectrum of human emotions, and her ability to put tough feelings into beautiful prose."
"In an assured debut, Laure gives Lucille a fierce stubbornness that keeps her going. . . The characters are well drawn, and Laure effectively depicts the adrenaline rush of love." --Publishers Weekly
"This Raging Light is a funny, heartwrenching, and soulful read as Lucille develops her own personal family, bloodline or not. It's not one you'll soon forget." --Bustle
"Lucille's fresh, first-person voice spills over with metaphor, poetically capturing her emotional landscape with force and fury, frantic love and absolute exhaustion." --Shelf Awareness
"Laure's debut is brilliant and not to be missed." --RT Book Reviews
"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
"[a] poetic, heartbreaking read that will resonate with teens." --BookPage online
"The narrative rings authentic, especially as Lucille wrestles with romantic pangs. Thankfully, there's enough wry humor to balance the worry and poignancy. Above all, you'll love steadfast Lucille and keep caring about what comes next." --Atlanta Journal Constitution
"Lucille is a steel-strong, deeply human heroine fighting against impossible odds." --BNTEENblog
"Readers will be seduced by the love affair budding between Digby and Lucille as much as she is. The characters are believably flawed, but eminently likeable, leaving the reader with hope for humanity." --Montana Public Radio
"Laure's debut stands out for her keen understanding of the spectrum of human emotions, and her ability to put tough feelings into beautiful prose." --Horn Book
"Bursting with feeling, like a seventies pop song, Estelle Laure's This Raging Light should be read at a feverish clip and then passed on to your favorite friend." --Campus Circle
"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. This is a remarkable debut." --Morgan Matson, author of Amy & Roger's Epic Detour and Since You've Been Gone
"This Raging Light is a funny, poetic, big-hearted reminder that life can--and will--take us all by surprise sometimes." --Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and The Geography of You and Me
"Estelle Laure writes with power and lyricism--but more than that, she writes honestly from the heart. Definitely a writer to watch!" --A.M. Jenkins, Printz Honor winning author of Repossessed
"With This Raging Light, Estelle Laure establishes herself as a literary heavyweight. Laure's characters mimic her writing, at once visceral and brave, unafraid to confront love in its every facet--surprising, surpassing, flawed. This book is a thick quilt in a cold room, and I want to wrap myself in it." --David Arnold, author of Mosquitoland
"[Laure] has a raw, authentic voice and a passion for storytelling." --Matt de la Peña, Pura Belprée honoree and award-winning YA novelist of The Living and Mexican WhiteBoy
Reseña del editor
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.”
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First Lucille's father gets locked up in a psychiatric facility after trying to kill her mother. Then her mother goes on "vacation." Now Lucille takes care of her little sister Wren and works nights so they have have food on the table. With a little help from her best friend Eden, and her twin Digby. That Lucille has lived Digby forever, and he has a long term girlfriend only complicates things even more.
THE RAGING LIGHT grabbed me from the beginning and I was immediately drawn into Lucille's plight. Having so much responsibility, especially for her nine-year-old sister, I understood why she forgot to be grateful for her friends' help. She felt authentic and complex in her imperfection. I loved Eden and Digby, despite wondering if a girl with so much pressure had an ounce of energy left to think about love. Lucille and Digby's relationship seemed more about interesting readers than realistic.
Estelle Laure gave Lucille an appropriate and engaging voice. I could have read THE RAGING LIGHT in one setting if time permitted. As the story progressed and more people learned of Lucille and Wren, I found the plot less probable. Someone would have reported two minors living alone. There's also another highly improbable situation that made the story feel less real.
The ending felt a bit corny, but I enjoyed the book enough to be happy there will be a sequel, which I will preorder.
THEMES: family, friendship, domestic violence, mental illness, romance
THE RAGING LIGHT tells the story of a teenager who becomes caretaker and provider for her little sister.
This Raging Light is a beautiful, heart-wrenching debut by Estelle Laure. I loved her voice and fell for both main characters, Lucille, and her little sister, Wren, hook, line, and sinker. Talk about good kids put in a horrible situation! Their dad goes crazy, their mom disappears, and Lucille is left to keep them both in school, stop everyone from finding out they're home alone, and find a way to support them.
The blurb really is the best summary without giving too much away, but I'd like to add that along with keeping "readers hooked and hoping until the very last page", Ms. Laure also gives you an intimate glimpse at young love, loss, and learning to deal with where loss leaves you. She shows how you never quite know who's going to step up to the plate and help out just when it's needed most, and that, sometimes, though the choices we're given in life aren't always ones we want to deal with, they are the choices that make us who we are.
I loved loved loved This Raging Light, and highly recommend it! Pre-order this one, guys. (Comes out right before Christmas.) You won't regret it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Lucille is one tough chick. She's abandoned by both her parents in a heartbeat and she automatically starts parenting her nine year old sister like a reflex.
This story is sweet and raw and beautiful, and I really enjoyed it.
Laurel writes with a lyrical style that I love...the right amount of dialogue, beautiful description, interior monologue and fantastic pacing.