Firegirl

Firegirl
Author(s)
Age Range
10+
Release Date
June 06, 2006
ISBN
0316011711
Buy This Book
      
"...there is..." Mrs. Tracy was saying quietly, "there is something we need to know about Jessica..."

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.

User reviews

5 reviews
Overall rating
 
3.8
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
3.8(5)
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A(0)
Already have an account? or Create an account
Firegirl by Tony Abbott
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Firegirl is a touching, sad, and memorable novel. It may sound like a book about a superhero, but it's nothing like that! It starts when the new girl, Jessica Feeney, who is "badly burned," comes into Tom Bender's 7th grade class--but only because she needs to go to a infirmary in that area. Everyone is afraid of her--except for Tom. When everyone (including his friends) keeps making fun of Jessica, Tom tells them to stop, but even so, they keep going and that results in him just not being their friend anymore. Meanwhile, he starts to form a friendship with Jessica... He becomes a changed person when she departs... read it to see how.

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!

http://reviewsbykristina.blogspot.com/2011/12/firegirl-by-tony-abbott.html
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 1 0
Undiscovered Read
Overall rating
 
2.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
2.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Rachel Connell

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.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0
Touches your heart
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Dancerdork

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.

Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0
I loved it! A must read.
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Allire

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. :)
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0
really honest
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Teee

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
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0