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Burning

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Burning

Angela Davis is considered one of the most dangerous girls in Brunesfield Correctional Facility --- that is, besides the girls isolated in Segregation, or "Seg" for short. That said, things are looking up for Angela, and she's on her way to be released in only three short months, until everything changes when a new girl arrives.

"BURNING by Danielle Rollins is an eerie, suspenseful, frightening story....Mystery shrouds who's telling the truth and who's not as the reader and Angela discover together who they can really believe in this dangerous situation."

Jessica, the newest and youngest inmate in the facility, is immediately put into Seg, and rumors start flying around about all the horrible things she could've done. When Angela slips up in front of a guard and lands herself in trouble that may delay her release, she is brought closer to this mysterious and dangerous Jessica --- whether she likes it or not.

Dr. Gruen, a polished and intelligent doctor, arrives at the facility and things start looking up for everyone. New and improved hygiene and recreational items are brought, repairs are made and Dr. Gruen tells them about a prestigious science program for girls that she'd like them to try to join. While everyone is distracted with the test preparations to get into her science program, however, Angela is attempting to solve the mystery of the fires that keep mysteriously occurring. Jessica hopes to get to the bottom of what is really happening at Brunesfield, but it could be more dangerous than she ever anticipated. Her loyalties flit around from Dr. Gruen to Jessica to her friends and back again as she tries to figure out what's going on and who she can really believe.

BURNING by Danielle Rollins is an eerie, suspenseful, frightening story of girls who are locked up because they pose a threat to society, and how they fight back to an even bigger threat looming over them. Mystery shrouds who's telling the truth and who's not as the reader and Angela discover together who they can really believe in this dangerous situation. The pressure and suspense kick in as the characters' fates become more uncertain and violent incidents continue to occur at Brunesfield. BURNING is a novel filled with action, surprises, tension, a dash of unconventional romance and the overarching question of good and evil.

Reviewed by Maggie L., Teen Board Member on June 29, 2017

Burning
by Danielle Rollins