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Burning Up

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Burning up ( book review)

Author Charoline B. Cooney
When Macey goes to visit her grandparents she always takes the "shortcut" to get there. Everytime she runs by the foundation of burnt down barn. WHen her history teacher assigns a History report she decides to do a report on the barn...
Author Charoline B. Cooney
When Macey goes to visit her grandparents she always takes the "shortcut" to get there. Everytime she runs by the foundation of burnt down barn. WHen her history teacher assigns a History report she decides to do a report on the barn. What comes next is the digging up of the cities worst secrets.
When she decides to take on the project she also takes on a new friend Austin. First when they attend a community service project in the slums they become friends through a very interesting situation to say the least. What follows is alot of work and frustration between Macey Austin and the rest of the community. Bringing up past actions against the first African American teacher in the school in the late fifties. When her Grandparents are no help she does what ever it takes to avenge Mr. Silbeys accident and her friends death.
I recommend this to anybody looking for a mystery that keeps you guessing right up til the end. It is an easy read that you can follow and get into.

posted by harry76HF on March 1, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

this book stunk

I expected this book to be good. I thought there was going to be a good romance between Macey and Austin, but it turned out to be a dud. Dont' get me wrong, I love Carolyn B. Cooney, but this just wasn't her best book. I still have no idea why this book was rated 12 a...
I expected this book to be good. I thought there was going to be a good romance between Macey and Austin, but it turned out to be a dud. Dont' get me wrong, I love Carolyn B. Cooney, but this just wasn't her best book. I still have no idea why this book was rated 12 and up.It didn't have anyhting bad in it.

posted by Anonymous on May 31, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2005

    this book stunk

    I expected this book to be good. I thought there was going to be a good romance between Macey and Austin, but it turned out to be a dud. Dont' get me wrong, I love Carolyn B. Cooney, but this just wasn't her best book. I still have no idea why this book was rated 12 and up.It didn't have anyhting bad in it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2004

    not great

    it was horrible

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2004

    What was this author thinking?

    The author of the book Burning Up is Caroline B. Cooney. I thought that this book was not very enjoyable. It was not very exciting, and it felt like it was dragging on. The characters were not very realistic because I couldn¿t even imagine them being caught in a fire. I was left wondering what they looked like, or even if they were even in the book. There was no humor in this book: it was boring. The plot was predictable, like after the fire when she found out about the arson. You knew right away that she would go and check it out. The theme of the story is the same old story, something bad happen, and the main character goes and checks it out. I had no emotional reaction to this book. I had to force myself to continue to read it. I really didn¿t like this book. I would not recommend this to anyone unless you want to read a book that won¿t keep your attention. This book is quite boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2001

    Not so Great

    This book was not exciting, not interesting, not anything. I've heard Cooney is a great author( I haven't read any of her others), if she is this is probably one of her poor ones. I wouldn't reccomened this book to anyone.

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