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Firegirl

Firegirl

A poignant novel about a boy’s friendship with a burn victim is perfect for fans of R. J. Palacio’s Wonder.

From the moment Jessica arrives, life is never quite the same for Tom and his seventh-grade classmates. Jessica was badly burned in a fire, and will be attending St. Catherine’s while getting medical treatments.

Despite Jessica’s shocking appearance and the fear she evokes in him and most of the class, Tom slowly develops a tentative friendship with Jessica that changes his life in just a short amount of time.

Firegirl is a powerful book that will show readers that even the smallest of gestures can have a profound impact on someone’s life.
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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship

On Sale: June 1st 2007

Price: $7.99 / $10.49 (CAD)

Page Count: 160

ISBN-13: 9780316011709

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Praise for Firegirl:
* "Tom's connection to Jessica changes his perspective on himself, his peers and friendship, and underscores the reward of reaching out to another.... This novel maybe be brief, but it leaves a big impact."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
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* "This isn't the usual book about adjustment to differences; instead, Abbot brilliantly explores the kids' struggle to manage this intrusion of abnormality into their lives.... An understanding yet thought-provoking novel."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
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"A touching story of friendship that is easy to read yet hard to forget."
School Library Journal
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"In this poignant story, readers will recognize that even by doing small acts of kindness, people stand to gain more than they lose."
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