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Watch You Burn Featured
Young Adult Fiction 481
Addiction to Fire
(Updated: January 30, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Jenny is an arsonist who has an addiction of watching things burn. When she moves in with her dad, she hopes to leave her arsonist ways behind her. However, like with an addiction, it isn't easy. Jenny tries to keep things small and convinces herself it's okay because she isn't hurting anyone. Secrets never remain hidden in a small town though.

In the new town, Jenny manages to make some new friends. The new life doesn't make it any easier to stifle the need to burn things. When murders start happening, certain clues seem to keep coming back to Jenny. Can she solve the mystery before it's too late?

WATCH YOU BURN is a thriller with a realistic teen with real problems as the main character. Jenny's addiction to fire is like any other addiction and just as dangerous. I really liked that this story touches on arsonists because I don't see it too often. The twists and turns keep you reading, but it isn't hard to put the clues together as the reader.


Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of fire, thriller, mystery, and sensitive topics like addiction.
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