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Pages: 280

Language: English

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company; Reprint edition (1 Nov. 2016)

By: Mandy Mikulencak(Author)

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Arlie's face was disfigured by burns when a meth lab exploded. After that, Arlie discovered the street smarts and survival skills she needed to shelter her addict mother, since the law and Lloyd, her deranged, meth-addict stepfather, are both looking for them. But Arlie's carefully constructed world is ripped apart just after Arlie's sixteenth birthday when her mother commits suicide. Arlie can no longer hide when Social Services steps in and forces her to live with an uncle she didn't know she had and go to school, something she's never done. Just when Arlie begins to think a normal life might be possible, Lloyd shows up looking for money and flips her new life on its head. Will Arlie be able to shield her uncle and new boyfriend from Lloyd? And can Arlie get rid of Lloyd once and for all before her world explodes again?

"Compassionate and moving." Booklist, September 15, 2015"Readers will like the part survival, part romance, part friendship story." VOYA, December 2015"The well-drawn supporting characters hold everything together, notably best friend Mo, love interest Cody, and grandmother figure Dora." Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2015-Compassionate and moving.- Booklist, September 15, 2015-Readers will like the part survival, part romance, part friendship story.- VOYA, December 2015-The well-drawn supporting characters hold everything together, notably best friend Mo, love interest Cody, and grandmother figure Dora.- Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2015


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  • By Sarah on 27 October 2015

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Albert Whitman & Company and NetGalley.)“I’d like to report a death,” I said. “My mother’s.”This was an okay story, but I lost interest.Arlie lost a lot in this book, not only had she got permanent scars on her face from a fire in a meth lab, but she also had to cope with the death of her mother, and the threat of her step-father finding her. Finding your mother’s dead body can’t be easy for anybody, so I did feel for Arlie.“Don’t you see you’re not wanted here? You should have died in that fire. That way we wouldn’t have to look at you.”The storyline in this followed Arlie after her mother’s death, as she met her maternal uncle, and tried to avoid her step-father who seemed to be out to get her. I found the whole thing quite slow though, and I really lost interest.There was a bit of romance, but I didn’t really appreciate that either.“You said you’d keep us safe.”The ending to this was okay, and I was glad that Arlie’s Step-father got what was coming to him. I think other people may enjoy this, but for me it was a bit of a miss.6 out of 10

  • By Pajama Book Girl on 5 January 2016

    Sometimes books are hard to read because they are so heartbreaking. They take you to places and into situations that you never ever thought would be possible. They open up your eyes, your heart, your mind, your spirit, they lock you into the pages with the pulling of your emotions, and when you finish they stay with you in your heart. Burn Girl with its constant struggle, heartache, danger and utter fabulousness is one of those books.With fast, sharp and empathetic writing. An intense plot so deep, and horrifying. And, a heroine at only sixteen years old who is stronger than you could ever be, Burn Girl is certainly something so very, very special. I fell headfirst into destruction and a life that was so hard and with so little, but I was soothed by friendship, truth, love and the courage of one very special girl.Fantastic read!5/5

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