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How to set a fire and why / Jesse Ball.

Ball, Jesse 1978- (author.).

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Bethel Public Library F BALL (Text to phone) 34030136864508 Adult Fiction Available -
Burnham Library - Bridgewater FIC BALL (Text to phone) 36937002143775 Adult Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC BALL (Text to phone) 34014137486925 Adult Fiction Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe FIC BALL,J (Text to phone) 34026136958688 Adult Fiction Available -
Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon FIC BAL (Text to phone) 33430133178103 Adult Fiction Available -
Milford Public Library BALL Jesse (Text to phone) 34013077565466 Adult Fiction Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield FIC BALL, J (Text to phone) 36123132888387 Adult Fiction Available -
Plumb Memorial Library - Shelton FIC BALL (Text to phone) 34025134377008 Adult Fiction Available -
Ridgefield Library FIC BALL (Text to phone) 34010137696489 Adult Fiction Available -
Rockville Public Library F BAL (Text to phone) 34035138457631 Teen Fiction Available -
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Summary, etc.: "How to Set a Fire and Why is a blistering, singular, devastating novel by Jesse Ball ("A young genius who hits all of the right notes."--Chicago Tribune) about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything. Lucia has been kicked out of school, again, this time for stabbing a boy in the neck with a pencil. Her father is dead; her mother is in a mental institute; and she's living in a garage-turned-bedroom with her aunt. Making her way through the world with only a book, a Zippo lighter, and a pocket full of stolen licorice, Lucia spends her days riding the bus to visit her mother in The Home, avoiding the landlord who hates her, and following the only rule that makes any sense: Don't Do Things You Aren't Proud Of. When Lucia starts at Whistler High it seems no different from the schools that came before: girls play field hockey, chasing the ball like dogs, the school psychologist has beanbag chairs in her office, and detention means sitting silently surrounded by stupid people ("I am a veteran of detention"). But when Lucia discovers a secret Arson Club, she will do anything to be a part of it. With a biting wit and striking intelligence that she can't fully hide, Lucia animates her small-town life: the parties at an abandoned water park, visits to the 24-hour donut shop where her friend Lana's cousin works, the little island in the middle of a medical park where kids go to drink. As Lucia's fascination with the Arson Club grows, her chronicle becomes a riveting story of family, loss, misguided friendship, and destruction"--
Subject: Dysfunctional families Fiction
Teenage girls Fiction
Pyromania Fiction
Arson Fiction
Pyromania Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
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