Thursday, August 13, 2009

Firegirl (book review)

Firegirl, by Tony Abbott, is a heartwarming story that takes place in a small Catholic school. The protagonist is Tom Bender, a chubby boy with only one close friend. Tom spends his days reading comic books and daydreaming about his crush, Courtney. That is, until Jessica arrives. Jessica is a new girl at their school, and she's a little different from the other kids in the class. She was badly burned in a fire, and she is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital nearby. Other kids are quick to make up cruel rumors about Jessica, but Tom is reluctant. In fact, he seems to even be growing closer to her. Their friendship will change his life forever.

This was an amazing book. It was incredibly moving. Sad, yet hopeful at the same time. Again, it was a wonderful book. I'd recommend it to almost anybody who's interested.

This book was for the Random Reading Challenge.


Debi said...

Can I borrow it? Pretty please. I'll make you one of those pumpkins. :D

Love you! Mom

Melissa said...

Hmm, I might have to look into this one. It sounds different from books I'd normally pick up, so it would be good for me to branch out a bit. Thanks for the great review!

Debi said...


Sure thing! It's in the library. You can read it on the trip if you want! :)


You're welcome! :p


Jeane said...

When I saw the cover and title, I immediately thought of Stargirl. Then when I read your description, I thought of The Burn Journals. I'm really curious to read it, now. Is it YA fiction?

Debi said...


It reminded me of Stargirl at first, too! But then I read it and it was really different. It is YA, fiction; I actually got it in the childrens' section, though.


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