Summer On Fire

Paperback | June 27, 2011

byKevin Craig

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Zach Carson is a loyal friend. But is loyalty enough to keep best friends together when one of them sets fire to the rural barn they use as the local hangout? Zach, Jeff Barsell and Arnie Wilson struggle to pick up the pieces when news spreads that a body was discovered in the burnt out shell of the neighbouring home. When the word murder is used by the local police, the stakes grow even higher. When the police start searching for their most likely suspect-none other than Jeff's older brother, and nemesis, Marty Barsell-the boys decide to join forces and come up with a way to prove his innocence. But just how innocent is Marty Barsell? When Marty admits to being at the scene of the crime, the three friends enlist the help of Zach's annoying sister, Sherry, as well as the sympathetic town eccentric, Ms. Halverton. But can they keep it together long enough to save Marty, and themselves, from imminent catastrophe? Summer on Fire is the story of friendships, and the lines we are asked to cross in order to keep them.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:166 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.38 inPublished:June 27, 2011Publisher:MuseItUp PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927085152

ISBN - 13:9781927085158

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it. this book speaks with the authenticity of the author's voice
Date published: 2012-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from story on fire SUMMER ON FIRE KEVIN CRAIG Summer on fire is a poignant coming of age story where three teenage boys accidentally burn down a neighbour’s barn. The three youths must stick together and agree not to report it. However, Zachs conscience gets the better of him and he makes an anonymous call and implicates Jeff in the crime. Meanwhile Jeff’s brother Marty has burned down the house on the same property after old man Henderson dies accidentally and Marty panics and goes into hiding. Zach, Jeff and Zach’s sister Sherry help convince him to come clean and explain what happened. Kevin Craig has done a fantastic job writing a compelling story of friendship, loyalty and owning up to the mistakes people make. I would recommend this to middle schools for their reading programs. 5 stars for a great story.
Date published: 2012-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a great read It is a brilliant coming of age book, told in a style that reads like a spoken story. Each character is so true to life; the conflicts, the cruelty of youth, the power of peer pressure as well as the outcomes.
Date published: 2012-04-19