Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Review: The Burning

The Burning The Burning by Laura Bates
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Anna and her mother are starting over in a small village in Scotland: new name, new school, new friends, new life. Just when things start to feel "normal", her past sneaks up on her and everything crumbles all over again.

This modern story of a teen girl being publicly shamed for an "incident" that's out of her control is interwoven with the story of Maggie - a teen living in the same village in the mid 1600s [embrace the magical realism]. Even with hundreds of years separating their lives, their stories have eerie similarities and sadly show that things haven't changed as much as we'd like to think.

A powerful read for girls/women and the boys/men in their lives!

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