Title: This Raging Light (2015)
Author: Estelle Laure
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Expected Release: December 22, 2015
Extent: 288 pages
Can the best thing happen at the worst time?
Her dad went crazy. Her mom left town. She has bills to pay and a little sister to look after. Now is not the time for level-headed seventeen-year-old 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.
I can only think of one other book off the top of my head where a teenage girl struggles to literally survive in the wake of her parents’ absence, and that is Sarah Dessen’s Lock and Key, which is another of my Dessen favourite. Unfortunately, This Raging Light didn’t hold a candle to that book.