Sunday, August 27, 2006

Firegirl by Tony Abbott

Tom had a plain, normal, boring life consisting of going to school and to his friend’s house, but one day all of that changed. That day was the day a new girl named Jessica showed up in his class. Jessica isn’t your average schoolgirl because when she was younger, she got severely burned in a fire and is still suffering from its aftereffects. No one likes her, no one talks to her, and they barely even look at Jessica for they are afraid of her and how she looks. A few weeks after arriving, Jessica left school early and the teacher forgot to give her her homework assignments. Lucky Tom was the one who got asked to take them to her since she was his neighbor. Will Tom accept the teacher’s request to take Jessica’s homework to her house or will he turn her down and possibly lose a new friend?

I think Firegirl is an awesome book that teaches you that no matter what someone looks like they have feelings so you should be nice to them. In my opinion this book would make a great book to have a sequel to because the ending leaves you with so many different possibilities for the characters’ futures. Firegirl is an interesting book that keeps your attention until the very end. This book is different from most books I have read and it is very realistic. I recommend this somewhat sad but enjoyable fiction read to ages 8-12.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 8
Reviewer Age: 12
Reviewer City, State and Country: Upper Strasburg, PA United States

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