Sunday, 10 January 2016
This raging light by Estelle Laure
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.
Not sure the hyping up of this book helped. I was expecting to be blown away. I wasn't.
The story itself is certainly really sad. You really feel for the main character and want to go into the story and just help her out by babysitting her sister or buying her some groceries. As you read you find yourself angry at her mother for leaving the sisters to fend for themselves and making them do everything alone.
That said it felt similar to other books I've read on a similar theme and therefore a bit of me felt like I'd read it before.