"I don't burn things. Fire's just there, waiting to start. Telling you light it."
I can't help feeling sorry for him. But then I think what he dis to Annie's doll ......
I should avoid him. Ignore him.
But I can't.
....... Outer back cover.
FIRST SENTENCE: It feels weird, watching Dad drive Mum off.
MEMORABLE MOMENT: I shake my head, grateful for any excuse to stop chewing my leathery gammon steak. Can your dad's cooking be cruelty to children.
KEEP IT OR NOT?: A book exchange read, definitely one for the shelves.
Another hit, I really enjoyed this novel which rather unusually, but thankfully, I'm sure will appeal to boys as well as girls. At least that is to say boys seem interested and impressed by both the title and the cover which I'm sure is half the battle won in getting them to pick up a book in the first place.
His mother away at a conference, his father working all day, teenager Keith is left in charge of his three-year-old sister, Annie. Set over a period of seven days, the week starts well and then ......... you'll have to read the book for yourself.
Only a short read (150 pages) and written with teenagers in mind, I found myself emotionally torn, feeling my sympathies should lie with Keith, Annie and family, I also found myself feeling profoundly sorry for Reece.
Not always an easy read, it is at times quite disturbing, I found myself continually questioning what I would do in the place of 'x', 'y', 'z'.
Having enjoyed the book as much as I did you would think I'd have more to stay but Firestarter is one of those novels that is difficult to review without giving away too much of the plot. All I can say is if you like a gritty, thought-provoking reads then you should enjoy this, I know I did - a lot.
The 27th book read for my 100+ Reading Challenge.