FiregirlRating: Rated 4.5 stars (14 reviews)
Author: Tony Abbott
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
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“This novel may be brief, but it leaves a big impact.”-Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Tom’s a normal seventh-grader, negotiating a slightly prickly stage in his long friendship with Jeff…The arrival of new girl Jessica Feeney, however, changes everything; Jessica, who is attending a local hospital for treatment, has been badly burned by a fire, and her terrible disfigurement shocks the class into confusion. This isn’t the usual book about adjustment to difference; instead, Abbott brilliantly explores the kids’ struggle to manage the intrusion of abnormality in their lives…this is a thoughtful exploration of a brief interlude’s lasting impact.” -The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books