The Burning Girl

The Burning Girl

A Novel

Large Print - 2017
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Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship. The Burning Girl is a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about youth and friendship, and straddles, expertly, childhood's imaginary worlds and painful adult reality--crafting a true, immediate portrait of female adolescence.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781432842376
Branch Call Number: MES
Characteristics: 299 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Sep 18, 2017

While the vehicle driving this novel is adolescent friendship -
Its truth lies in Messud's deep understanding of human nature
and multiple insights..One:."sometimes I felt that growing up and being a girl was about learning to be afraid."
Messed writes with a smooth eloquence that makes this psychological tale an effortless read.

multcolib_karene Sep 10, 2017

A bittersweet coming-of-age story about the friendship of two girls as they grow up and grow apart.

Sep 04, 2017

Found this trite, predictable, characters not all that interesting: point: angst, loss, abandonment: teenage relationship-

JCLGreggW Jun 07, 2017

Massud elegantly maps the geography of a teen girl's connection with her best friend in small town Massachusetts and brings to vibrant life the power of friendship that can only exist at that fundamental age. This slim, literary novel is magic at all levels and is an absolute feast for book clubs.

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Sep 22, 2017

Tjad2L thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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