A poignant novel about a boy's friendship with a burn victim is perfect for fans of R. J. Palacio's Wonder.
From the moment Jessica arrives, life is never quite the same for Tom and his seventh-grade classmates. Jessica was badly burned in a fire, and will be attending St. Catherine's while getting medical treatments.
Despite Jessica's shocking appearance and the fear she evokes in him and most of the class, Tom slowly develops a tentative friendship with Jessica that changes his life in just a short amount of time.
Firegirl is a powerful book that will show readers that even the smallest of gestures can have a profound impact on someone's life.--from the publisher
160 pages 978-0316011709 Ages 10-13
Keywords: middle school, burns, new experiences, friendship, friends, acceptance, accepting others, fitting in, belonging, being yourself, being included, kindness, emotional intelligence, Middle School Book Club 7, Character Building Curriculum, 10 year olds, 11 year olds, 12 year olds, 13 year olds