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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 December 4, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book was good, but it was not my favorite. It was good insight into the world that exists around us, but we ignore it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2007

    burning up

    Macey wanted to do a report on an old barn she lived nexted to.Nobody wanted to tell her what happened to it.It burned down many years ago.She started to do lots of research on the burnded down barn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2004

    Burning Up Review

    Burning Up is an excellent novel filled with many serious, and scary twists. 15 yr. old Macey and her neighbor, Austin, team up together to find info about a town mystery of a burnt down barn. With many well-written descriptions and well described feelings. It¿s filled with teamwork, love, and drama. This book is one of the most well written books I have read. In one part of the novel Cooney shows great descriptions of the harsh world of urban life. Burning up is a very good book for ages 12-16 with great descriptions teenagers can relate to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2004

    Burning Up

    Burning Up Delacorte Press 1999 230 pgs $15.95 Caroline B. Cooney 0-385-32318-2 Fire. The one word which seemed to rule Macey Clare's life. The fire of 1959, 1997, and her own fire, inside, with Austin. Follow the adventure of Macey as she bounces back and forth into the past, where many people think she doesn't belong. Macey Clare, a 15 year old high school student, spends a lot of time with her grandparents. Macey is assigned a local history project and she decides to investigate the burning of a barn in 1959. As Macey begins her search for answers she notices her grandparent's dodging her questions, as if they didn't want her to know the truth. A fire of her own in a broken down church building only leaves her wanting more answers. Macey takes a path for the truth, her true colors, and finds a winding road full of twists and hurdles. Follow Macey's adventures searching through truth, racism, new friendships, and love, which sometimes seem to intersect. Burning up is a very good book and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys getting caught up in the lives of characters. This book includes many situations you can relate, like the search for truth and the struggle of love and racism. It keeps you reading and wanting more in the finial search and answer of the truth. Macey finally finds her true colors and attempts to put out the fire that has overcome her life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2003

    Not so hot

    This book could have been so much better than what it was meant out to be. I wanted more mystery than a lesson in racism. The mystery literally 'Burned Up.' It's not worth the dough.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2000

    could have been better

    I just love Caroline B. Cooney books!But i thought this one was not so great. This book had to many holes in it. Racesim is a BIG deal today and Caroline does address that witch is good ,but still that feeling is in the book that Macy didnt do anything about it. The book is good but not to the point were it is OUTSTANDING. SORRY i think it could be a little better.

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