An NPR Best Book of the Year. 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. By turns a shocking story of love and violence and an addictive portrait of the intoxication of female friendship....
|Title||:||Girls on Fire|
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|Number of Pages||:||373 pages|
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Girls on Fire Reviews
Gah, I really loved this. It probably gets a 4.5 out of 5; I'm a sucker for a good gritty destructive female friendship story, and this one was superbly written.
My "Girls Girls Girls" jag continues with Girls On Fire, a foray into literary fiction by Robin Wasserman, who until the publication of this novel in 2016, had been dipping in the Young Adult pool. This was my introduction to the author, whose skills handling a poison pen and translating the venom of teenage girls onto the page are admirable, but whose inability to trust an adult reader, tell a story and get out of her own way turn the kitchen into a mess. I abandoned it at the page 256/356 mark ...more
I received this book in exchange for an honest review on NetGalley. Thank you to the author, Robin Wasserman, and the publisher, Little Brown Book Group, for this opportunity.
This is one of the darkest, deepest and most dazzling books I have ever read!
Girls on Fire follows the story of the dark and almost obsessive relationship between high-school best friends, Hannah and Lacey. I mistakenly, initially took this for a preppy, happy, contemporary read (not my thing) until reviews told me other ...more
"Girls on Fire" by Robin Wasserman is a hot mess! This novel had all the potential to be something great based on the synopsis. The plot sounded so intriguing to me. A murder mystery of sorts in a small town in the early '90s. The story centers around two classmates with two very different upbringings becoming unlikely allies. Basically, Hannah is the good girl (very naïve). Lacey is the bad girl (very manipulative). And Craig is their popular classmate who mysteriously commits suicide on Hallow ...more
Not entirely sure wtf I just read. Felt like the author used extreme topics just for the sake of being extreme, rather than as a narrative or plot device.
'Average teen' Hannah Dexter meets Kurt Cobain loving rebel Lacey and shortly becomes her shadow, dressing like her, acting like her and generally doing whatever she says. Drugs, sex etc. follow.
When Lacey leaves Hannah feels lost and is swiftly picked up by 'it girl' Nikki Drummond who has an awful grudge against Lacey. Hannah's identity then ...more
"Try not to see them, I dare you.
Nobody special, two nobodies.
Except that together, they're radioactive.
Together, they glow.
Watch them split a pair of earbuds and stare up at the clouds,
their secret soundtrack carving shapes in the sky."
Girls on Fire is everything I love in books nowadays.
Women empowerment dressed in flannel shirts, boots that can take over the world, sticky lip-glosses and flowery parfum.
This book shows the obsessive side of female friendships; how da ...more
Whoa this made for some very uncomfortable reading! A very dark and sometimes distressing book that every mum of teenage girls should read- your teenagers antics won't seem so bad after reading this! As one who struggled with those difficult teenage years both as a mum and as a teenage girl myself, I totally got where this book was coming from. Teenage girls can be so intense, especially when it comes to relationships and with the viciousness that it can create when things go wrong. It can lead ...more
**I received this book from Harper in exchange for an honest review**
I really wanted to love this book.
I loved the cover.
I loved the premise.
I loved that it was set in the early 90's
There is nothing more disappointing than wanting to love a book but then the book turns up to be just ok.
I didn't hate this book, it was just not for me. I was Hannah's and Lacey's age in the early nineties, big grunge fan, loved Nirvana wore plaid and Docs everywhere I went (still do lol) so after I read the fi ...more