Monday, January 23, 2017
Girls on Fire/Robin Wasserman/356 pgs.
This is a disturbing novel. This is Wasserman's first foray into adult fiction; evidently, she has written young adult fiction. It begins in 1991 with the apparent death of high school jock, Craig Ellison, basketball star in Battle Creek, Pennsylvania. It happens on Halloween which starts rumors of devil worship in the community. Enter into the picture new girl Lacey Champlain--a Kurt Cobain groupie--who befriends Hannah Dexter, a lonely teenager just ripe for being led astray. Secrets abound, and are revealed through the various characters' voices. At the conclusion of the novel, the reader is thankful that it's a work of fiction.