Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Burn GirlBurn Girl by Mandy Mikulencak
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

A very fast paced but great story of one girl’s struggle to obtain a “normal” life after having so many terrible things happen to her throughout her life.

Arlie was badly burned when the meth lab that her mother and step father were running exploded. That was just one of the bad event in her life. The book opens up with Arlie’s mother having an overdose in a cheap motel room. Of course she is left to clean up her mother and the remainder of the drugs before she has to call the police and resign herself to a life in foster care since she has no other family….. or does she?! Well out of the blue Uncle Frank come up from Texas and decides to move Arlie down there. I really believe this book is about the power of friendship. Its Arlie’s best friend Mo who drives her to believe there is hope and a better future for here even when Mo’s father does not approve of the friendship. And of course what is a young adult novel with out some romance huh?

Well we meet cody, the love of a gorgeous blind boy called Cody, serious bullying by a girl called Brittany and the stalking of Arlie by her creepy step dad, and we have a romantic, suspenseful and fast-paced story. I loved the uncle Frank character and all his flaws, as well as the almost-too-good -to -be -true character of Mo, and the flashback parts of the story that explained critical events in Arlie's past added get weight to the story.

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