Love Like Your Heart’s On Fire by Sally-Anne Lomas
Sixteen-year-old Pen Flowers is angry. She’s furious about climate injustice and social inequality, her parents’ separation, and her own lonely single existence. The only thing that makes life worth living is dancing. And with that she plans to change the world.
But when romance arrives unexpectedly on the Number eleven bus, Pen leaps in. Once her heart’s set ablaze, she’s gripped by passion. With emotions running high, can she stay true to herself, her art, and all the things that matter most to her?
Love Like Your Heart’s On Fire is the stunning sequel to Live Like Your Head’s On Fire. It is a celebration of the power of dance to drive change, and a page-turning story of teenage dreams and devastation. Sally-Anne Lomas’s On Fire Trilogy is destined to become a must-read for everyone who wants to live life with passion and make the world a better place.
Praise for Love Like Your Heart’s On Fire
‘In this searing follow-up to Live Like Your Head’s on Fire, Sally-Anne Lomas delivers a gripping and relevant novel, one that roars with intrigue and passion, firing both the head and the heart. A true book for our time.’ Yvvette Edwards, author of Booker longlisted A Cupboard Full of Coats, and The Mother
‘ Love like your Heart’s on Fire trembles and shimmers with a rare quality – life. The characters leap, jitter and waltz off the page, and Lomas sets them in a complex, lively dance. From the main character Pen Flowers to the array of friends, family and dancers who move around her with their own claims on our sympathy and interest and affection, the novel spins forward through a story that takes in the shifting loyalties of school, the young characters’ hopes and dreams for adult life, and love and betrayal and friendship. And it’s all done with humour, a lightness of touch that hides great craft, and empathy. Love Like Your Heart’s on Fire is a sparkling pleasure of a novel.’ Richard Lambert, author of The Wolf Road.
‘A marvellous heart-breaking, heart-warming rollercoaster ride. Pen is passionate, strong and vulnerable, I was cheering and crying for her.’
Iain B. MacDonald, director of Shameless, Wayne and Mansfield Park
‘Very funny. Love Like Your Heart’s On Fire is a beautiful novel full of warmth and compassion.’
‘A celebration of universal love. The evocation of Extinction Rebellion is authentic and gives the reader a felt-sense of Earth-love too.’
Dr. Rupert Read, Director of the Climate Majority Project, and author of Why Climate Breakdown Matters
‘A tremendous, wholehearted gem of warmth and creativity, rooted in compassion, emotion, and love. An unputdownable read. What a writer.’
About the Author
Love Like Your Heart’s On Fire DetailsPaperback ISBN: 9781912665181
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