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Firegirl

by Tony Abbott
As told by Tony Abbott

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | June 1, 2007 | Trade Paperback

Firegirl is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
"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

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.62 × 5.25 × 0.5 in

Published: June 1, 2007

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316011703

ISBN - 13: 9780316011709

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brought me to tears This book was incredible. It literally brought me to tears. It has been on my mind and in my thoughts constantly since I finished reading it a week ago. This story is a masterpiece. Tony Abbot has written a story that will touch the heart of every reader; it will likely challenge the thinking and actions of most readers also. The writing is incredible and the characters amazing. The story takes place over a few weeks. A few weeks into the school year, a new girl joins the class. She has moved to town for medical treatments after she had been in a fire. Tom is a bit of an outsider in class; he likes to watch and observe but does not have the confidence to step forward. He is a little over weight and has a love for cars and comics. He ends up sitting beside the new girl because at St. Catherine's they sit alphabetically. The new girl is Jessica Feeney and in a few weeks she will turn Tom's world upside down and challenge what he values. This story will take the reader into the experience of compassion, understanding and grace. It will help us look at how others see and experience things, and will leave a lasting impression on the reader. This was one of the best books I have read in years and I will recommend it to anyone who will listen!
Date published: 2012-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Moving Short Novel Firegirl is a incredibly moving novel by Tony Abbot. The characters are believable, the plot is short, but sweet. And I personally think that the cover deign is great. This book reminds me of another book called Because of Anya, by Margret Peterson Haddix. If you liked that, you'll love this! And if you haven't read either, I suggest you do!
Date published: 2006-10-05

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Firegirl

by Tony Abbott
As told by Tony Abbott

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.62 × 5.25 × 0.5 in

Published: June 1, 2007

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316011703

ISBN - 13: 9780316011709

About the Book

From the moment Jessica arrives, life is never quite the same for Tom and his seventh-grade classmates. They learn that Jessica was in a fire and was badly burned, and will be attending St. Catherines while getting medical treatments.

From the Publisher

"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

About the Author

Tony Abbott is the author of over 35 books for young readers, including the extremely popular Secrets of the Droon series, which has sold over 4.5 million books to date. He has worked in a bookstore and libraries, and currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.

Appropriate for ages: 8