Giveaway & Book Review: Our House is on Fire*

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Giveaway & Book Review: Our House is on Fire

Our House is on Fire written by Malena and Beata Ernman and Svante and Greta Thunburg and published by Penguin Books, it charts the tumultuous actions of a family who embark on a journey through very rough personal waters whilst becoming world-leading climate activists. Our House is on Fire’ is a stark and honest account of the battles this family faced to identify successfully and begin to overcome the barriers that Greta and Beata had. The family struggles and is forced to fight against a system in Sweden which seemed lacking in its ability to support effectively children with additional needs. The book shows how a family hits breaking point as they’re not sure which way to turn, but their determination wins through and they begin to break the mould on a personal and an international level. The family’s resolve to get their daughters the support they need pays off and eventually Greta is given a diagnosis of Asperger’s and her sister, Beata, is diagnosed with ADHD.

Giveaway & Book Review: Our House is on Fire

While the personal battles are ongoing, Greta’s teacher opens her eyes to the grave consequences of climate change. Greta is beside herself and makes it her, and therefore the family’s, mission to do something about it and raise awareness. This starts with school strikes outside the Swedish Parliament. Greta’s determination inspires her family to be more proactive and consider more seriously the carbon footprint that everyone has a responsibility to reduce. They rail against the lack of media coverage and decide that if the population of the world’s media isn’t going to rise to the challenge of raising awareness to save the planet from catastrophe, then they need to ignite the spark that will encourage more people to contribute to saving the planet.

If you want an escapist read where you don’t have to think very much Our House is on Fire is not the book for you. The book inspires you and, I’m not going to lie, instils panic that the world needs to act now to make some changes.  The writers do not dress the issue up or pretend that things are ok. This book draws the reader’s attention to the planet’s danger and what needs to happen to change this. Our House is on Fire made me have a real look at what small part we can do to contribute to making a change before our house literally burns down! The way that the book is written conveys just how urgently the world needs to act.

Giveaway & Book Review: Our House is on Fire

How much is the book and how can you buy it?

Our House is on Fire is available to buy here for £12.69 (hardcover) or £8.19 (paperback) or £8.99 for a Kindle Edition.  Please check Amazon for the latest pricing as this may change.

Giveaway & Book Review: Our House is on Fire

Here’s how you can win yourself a copy of worth £8.19 (3 copies in total)

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* Prize is not exchangeable for cash and not transferable
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*Entrants of the competition must be 18 or over and must not be employed by Penguin Books
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About the Author

Greta, Beata, Malena and Svante are campaigners for the climate.

Greta Thunberg was born in 2003. In August 2018, she started a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish Parliament that has since spread all over the world and now involves over 1 million schoolchildren. The movement is now called Fridays For Future. Thunberg has spoken at climate rallies across Europe. In December she attended the United Nations COP24 in Katowice, Poland, where she addressed the Secretary-General and made a speech that was shared many million times around the globe. In January 2019 she was invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos where her speeches again made a worldwide impact. She has won the prestigious Prix Liberté and been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Thunberg is vegan, and doesn’t fly, in order to live a low-carbon life.

Giveaway & Book Review: Our House is on Fire

Book details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin (4 Mar. 2021)
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0141992884
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm

 

Giveaway & Book Review: Our House is on Fire

Review by: Rowena Jukes

 

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* Disclaimer: We were given a copy of the book in return for a feature. All opinions are our own.

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40 comments

Kathleen marsden November 8, 2021 - 11:20 pm

Because I like to read new perceptions on relevant subjects

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yeahlifestyle November 11, 2021 - 2:22 pm

So glad to hear that, hope you win a copy

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michelle o'neill November 9, 2021 - 6:15 am

this looks like a fantastic read!

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yeahlifestyle November 11, 2021 - 2:22 pm

It absolutely is

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Andrew Ingold November 9, 2021 - 7:36 pm

It looks a good read.

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yeahlifestyle November 11, 2021 - 2:20 pm

It absolutely is, good luck to you

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Laura November 10, 2021 - 12:38 am

I would love to win this book as I didn’t know Greta thunberg had co-wrote a book so would like to read it.

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yeahlifestyle November 11, 2021 - 2:18 pm

Hope you do win this, good luck to you

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Susan B November 10, 2021 - 3:08 pm

i didn’t know that Greta had co-authored this book. An absolute must read for anyone interested in our environment.

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yeahlifestyle November 11, 2021 - 2:17 pm

Yes she did. I agree, so much information in the book

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claire woods November 10, 2021 - 6:45 pm

It sounds very interesting and of the moment.

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yeahlifestyle November 11, 2021 - 2:17 pm

Absolutely especially with Cop26 taking place in Glasgow

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Natalie Burgess November 11, 2021 - 5:54 pm

It sounds really interesting and unique xx

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yeahlifestyle November 13, 2021 - 11:30 am

It is a unique book indeed

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Karen Langridge November 12, 2021 - 2:10 pm

It sounds like such an interesting read. A bit different to what I normally go for too and a change is always welcome!

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yeahlifestyle November 13, 2021 - 10:30 am

Yes a change is good sometimes as it makes us think about the book subject matter

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Margaret Gallagher November 14, 2021 - 12:44 am

Perfect autumnal read ! Sounds great

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yeahlifestyle November 14, 2021 - 8:14 am

It absolutely is especially if you love all things environmental

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Jo m welsh November 14, 2021 - 9:01 am

Sounds a very good read and always open to new books and themes

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yeahlifestyle November 15, 2021 - 11:52 am

A fabulous read indeed Jo, good luck

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Leanne Baker November 15, 2021 - 12:47 pm

Because I Love My Books

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yeahlifestyle November 15, 2021 - 7:42 pm

And why not? Books are fabulous items to own

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Rich Tyler November 20, 2021 - 9:52 am

Would love to get my teeth into a new read

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yeahlifestyle November 21, 2021 - 11:59 am

Good luck to you, this is an informative and engaging read

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Rowena Wood November 20, 2021 - 9:07 pm

It sounds very unique and interesting to read, I love books as well!

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yeahlifestyle November 21, 2021 - 11:55 am

Good luck to you, hope you win this

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janine atkin November 22, 2021 - 1:21 pm

it sounds like a great read

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yeahlifestyle November 23, 2021 - 7:24 pm

It absolutely is, especially on eco-related topics and life

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Liz Atkin November 22, 2021 - 4:52 pm

this would keep me busy on lunch breaks

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yeahlifestyle November 23, 2021 - 7:23 pm

Its a great book, good luck to you

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Troy Easton November 23, 2021 - 10:40 pm

I would like to win this to give this to my cousin which I think would love to give this a read.

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shellyg November 24, 2021 - 3:12 pm

Because I have annual leave in december and I’m looking for a good book to sit on the sofa with and eat christmas sweets whilst reading

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Emma England November 25, 2021 - 11:17 am

It sounds like such a good book!

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Sheri Darby November 25, 2021 - 8:22 pm

his looks a fascinating book

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Eilean Fraoich November 26, 2021 - 11:37 pm

It’s such a pertinent topic and I think it would be of interest to my teenagers too

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Natalie Crossan November 27, 2021 - 6:13 pm

This seems like a really interesting book

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Anna Wilds November 28, 2021 - 1:31 pm

I like a good inspiring read and this looks fantastic.

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yeahlifestyle November 29, 2021 - 9:52 am

A great read which makes you think

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Katie Coggan November 28, 2021 - 5:44 pm

always on the lookout for an interesting read

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yeahlifestyle November 29, 2021 - 9:51 am

This would be such a fun read indeed

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