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This book is about a girl named Ava Lee. Ava used to live the life of a regular teenager, but last year her life took a dramatic twist. She was in a fire that burned up 60% of her skin. She endures lots of bullying in the beginning, but then she meets true friends who can save her from this deep pit of sadness. Piper and Asad are there for Ava, but as the year progresses, they all need each other more and more.
In my opinion, this book was fascinating. I liked how the characters each had a different role in the story that emphasized how hard it is to adapt to going through a fire in high school. Although I disliked the bullying situations, they helped me understand what the characters were going through and how they felt. I liked the writing style because it showed what Ava was thinking and helped us understand how she was really feeling. To go with the sad theme, there wasn’t much humor, but a couple jokes were tucked in to the plot.
One memorable thing from this book was how Ava stuck with Piper when Piper needed her most. Instead of abandoning her, Ava went out of her way to help Piper. To me, this is memorable because it shows how friendship won in the end.
Reviewed by Shraddha, Twin Hickory Area Library
Published by Drew @ Twin Hickory
Hi, my name is Drew, and I am the Teen Librarian at Twin Hickory Area Library. I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012, worked as the teen contact at Glen Allen Branch Library from December 2012-April 2018, and started at Twin Hickory in April 2018. Before being hired, I was a regular volunteer with the Henrico County Public Library. I was even a TAB member about fifteen years ago!
At Twin Hickory, we have a lot of great materials in our young adult section. We have a wide selection of manga, graphic novels, and audiobooks along with plenty of newly-released books and other favorites.
Things about me:
*Favorite YA Books: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling, Goliath by Scott Westerfeld, Tangerine by Edward Bloor
*Favorite Movie: The Dark Knight
*Favorite Classic Movie: The Thin Man
*Favorite American Comic: Bone by Jeff Smith
*Favorite Manga: Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
*Favorite Music: I listen to a lot of different stuff, but some favorites are Billy Joel, Goo Goo Dolls, Jack’s Mannequin, Anamanaguchi, and an assortment of movie and video game soundtracks.
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