By Robin Wasserman
Published by Little Brown (5 May 2016)
Girls on Fire tells the story of Hannah and Lacey and their obsessive teenage female friendship so passionately violent it bloodies the very sunset its protagonists insist on riding into, together, at any cost. Opening with a suicide whose aftermath brings good girl Hannah together with the town's bad girl, Lacey, the two bring their combined wills to bear on the community in which they live; unconcerned by the mounting discomfort that their lust for chaos and rebellion causes the inhabitants of their parochial small town, they think they are invulnerable.
But Lacey has a secret, about life before her better half, and it's a secret that will change everything...
Wow - Girls on Fire is one of those books that's actually hard to review because you can't really describe how you feel about it in words. This book will remain with me for a long time, due to its
beautiful intense writing and thought-provoking powerful plot.
Girls on Fire is the story of two 17-year-old girls in a small town. Hannah Dexter leads a quiet life until she meets the town's bad girl Lacey. As she comes out of her shell, changing her name to Dex, her new best friend Lacey shows her the darker side of the teenage years.
This is a fast-paced passionate book, narrated mainly by 'Dex' and Lacey. It isn't an easy read, but it's certainly an addictive one. Prepare to be amazed, totally engrossed and shocked as the book touches on disturbing issues such as drugs, bullying, suicide and satanism.
Girls on Fire is likely to leave you feeling exhausted and emotionally drained. The author has the most amazing talent of describing EVERYTHING in the most vivid and hard-hitting language. It's really difficult to explain, so you'll just have to read it to find out.
I received an Advance Reader Copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.