Friday, August 21, 2015


Firegirl - Tony Abbott

Product Description(
"Tom's a normal seventh-grader, negotiating a slightly prickly stage in his long friendship with Jeff...The arrival of a 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." 
Age Range: 8 - 12 years 
Grade Level: 3 - 7 
Paperback: 160 pages 
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 1, 2007) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0316011703 
ISBN-13: 978-0316011709

MY THOUGHTS: Although this book is for young readers, it is good enough to hold an adult's attention.  At my library it logged as Junior Fiction.  There are lots of books in this section that are very good.  This book is one of them.  When Jessica shows up at Tom's school it throws the whole class into confusion, what are they suppose to do?  Tom is the one that makes the first move.  Jessica and Tom become friends.  But Jessica is only there for 2 weeks before she goes back to Boston for more treatments.  But she makes a big impact on Tom.  I give this book 4....

This book is also for my Back to School Reading Challenge.

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