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Jan 24 2016

This raging light by Estelle Laure

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Orchard Books, 2015. ISBN 9781408340271
(Ages 14+) Recommended. Mild coarse language. "How is it that one day Digby was just my best friends twin brother and then the next he stole air, gave me jitters, and twisted my insides up?" (Publisher). Dad's gone, mum's missing, bills to pay and there is Wren to look after. Now in my senior year everything is happening.
There are mysterious Angels delivering gifts to the house, gifts Wren and I greatly need and I have no clue who is giving them to us. Digby has a girlfriend but I can't stop thinking about him or having feelings for him.
When I started this novel it was hard. The writing style was confusing and difficult to keep track of, but after a few chapters I realised that is exactly what it is like inside the mind of teenage girl's mind who is in love and in a hopeless situation and after that it was really amazing to read. Halfway through and towards the end it is just one big crazy roller coaster. I really wanted to know who the 'Angels' were and wanted to know why they were helping Lucille and Wren when Lucille hadn't told anyone other than her friends about what was happening. At the end I was emotional but a bit confused, but definitely a recommended book.
Cecilia Richards

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