From this moment on, life is never quite the same for Tom and his seventh-grade classmates. They learn that Jessica has been in a fire and was badly burned, and will be attending St. Catherine's while getting medical treatments. Despite her horrifying 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.
Tony Abbott is the author of over 35 books for young readers, including the extremely popular The Secrets of Droon series. In Firegirl he has written a powerful book that will show readers that even the smallest of gestures can have a profound impact on someone's life.
This is an unforgettably sad and moving novel, primarily because of the lesson learned: do not judge a book by its cover. Jessica may have looked strange on the outside, but on the inside, she was a friendly, understanding girl. I'm going to go read it again now. Bye!
Tom is an overweight middle schooler who's only wish is to be popular. Then one day Jessica, who is a burn victim and has scars all over her body arrives. All of the kids at school are mean to her spreading gossip and pulling back from her touch. One day his teacher asks him to take Jessica her homework. That's when everything changes and he starts talking to her.
This a slow read for some. It talks about the greater qualities of life that aren't looks. Shows you what every kid in school wants to be liked and popular. It also shows how being kind is harden than being mean at times.
This small book is for younger teens. It is about a young boy getting a new student in his class who has 90% of her body burnt. she is a sweet girl but kids being kids were appaled by her burns. This yong boy tells his story of being in a class vith a very different girl.
In this book, Firegirl, a new girl arrives at a school, burned from a previous fire. The burned girl's name is Jessica. While at the school, Jessica also gets help and treatment at the hospital, there in town. Everyone is afraid and doesn't like Jessica, because of her burns, that affects her appearance. From there, Jessica, befriends Tom, another seventh grader at her school. It's a story about friendship. Tom was ignored and an outcast, while Jessica was feared and not ignored, due to her appearance.
This book is really good. It's sad in some parts, but in the end it's a nice story and concept. The issue and entire book is so life-like and realistic, it's wonderfully written. I would recommend this book to anyone. It's a must read. :)
i thought this book was rellly honest and true. i could see it happning in my school. i liked jessica's character the best because she was relly brave. tom is a good character too. i didn't like his friend tho that guy jeff he was kind of a jerk. i hope that tom talks to jessica again