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This Raging Light

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Intense, uplifting tale of teen holding her family together.

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First-time author Estelle Laure puts a lot of heart and relatable conflict into the story of 17-year-old Lucille's struggles to keep what's left of her family together. Sometimes tender, sometimes ragingly hormonal, sometimes foul-mouthed and snarky, Lucille's narrative voice reflects her determination and the fact that she's frequently out of her depth. From love interest Digby and beloved little sister Wren to a platoon of quirky townspeople and mysterious strangers, the supporting cast is full of surprises as Lucille tries to make things work; there's a lot to root for as she deals with her parents' neglect and irresponsibility.

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