Author Robin Wasserman
Publisher Little, Brown
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
Girls on Fire tells the story of Hannah and Lacey and their obsessive teenage female friendship so passionately violent it bloodies the very sunset its protagonists insist on riding into, together, at any cost. Opening with a suicide whose aftermath brings good girl Hannah together with the town’s bad girl, Lacey, the two bring their combined wills to bear on the community in which they live; unconcerned by the mounting discomfort that their lust for chaos and rebellion causes the inhabitants of their parochial small town, they think they are invulnerable.
But Lacey has a secret, about life before her better half, and it’s a secret that will change everything…
What did I think?
‘Girls on Fire’ is a dark, dark book. When Lacey befriends Hannah ‘Dex’ Dexter she isn’t really too sure what to expect, but what she got could have never been in her ideas of how their friendship would blossom. Following two troubled teenagers who get mixed up in the Satanic cult at the height of the ‘grunge’ era can only mean trouble, but how much trouble did Dex really believe Lacey could bring her?
Wasserman has written a thrilling read that is impossible to put down. This is more than a book about teenage angst, this is a book about unthinkable acts and unthinkable consequences. It shows the darker side of what teenagers are capable of and delves in to the deepest family trauma and the tribulations of a teenager.
Wasserman kept me engrossed with ‘Girls on Fire’ the whole way through and it is quite a unique story, I’ve never read anything remotely similar and for that, I applaud Wasserman. A truly gripping read that has you on the edge of your seat experiencing a wide range of emotions throughout. Truly brilliant!
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?