Girls on Fire: A Novel

Girls on Fire: A Novel Author Robin Wasserman
ISBN-10 0062417142
ISBN-13 9780062417145
Year 2017-02-14
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Harper Perennial
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On Halloween 1991 a popular high school basketball star ventures into the woods near Battle Creek Pennsylvania and disappears Three days later hes found with a bullet in his head and a gun in his handa discovery that sends tremors through this conservative community already unnerved by growing rumors of Satanic worship in the region In the wake of this incident bright but lonely Hannah Dexter is befriended by Lacey Champlain a dark eyed Cobain worshiping bad influence in lip gloss and Doc Martens The charismatic seductive Lacey forges a fast intimate bond with the impressionable Dex making her over in her own image and unleashing a fierce defiance that neither girl expected But as Lacey gradually lures Dex away from her safe life into a feverish spiral of obsession rebellion and ever greater risk an unwelcome figure appears on the horizonand Laceys secret history collides with Dexs worst nightmare By turns a shocking story of love and violence and an addictive portrait of the intoxication of female friendship set against the unsettled backdrop of a town gripped by moral panic Girls on Fire is an unflinching and unforgettable snapshot of girlhood girls lost and found girls strong and weak girls who burn bright and brighterand some who flicker away

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