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Frozen Fire

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed by Grandma Bev for TeensReadToo.com

Dusty's brother disappeared over a year ago without a trace. The family thinks that he is probably dead, and Dusty is still mourning his loss. Then she gets a phone call from a strange boy who says, "I'm dying." Dusty is ready to hang up on him when he says some things ...
Dusty's brother disappeared over a year ago without a trace. The family thinks that he is probably dead, and Dusty is still mourning his loss. Then she gets a phone call from a strange boy who says, "I'm dying." Dusty is ready to hang up on him when he says some things that make her think he knows something about her brother. It sounds like he may really be dying from an overdose, and then she loses voice contact with him.

How did he get her cell phone number? Who is he? She sets off into the winter night to try to find him since she is pretty sure that he is close, and in trouble. Then things get really frightening when a man, two boys, and some wicked-looking dogs join the search and then chase and corner Dusty, demanding to know where the boy is.

After the boy contacts Dusty again, she discovers that other people have also had contact with this mystery boy who seems to be part human, part spirit. He has an affinity with Dusty but insists that he won't let himself be found because he is too dangerous. There are many people who agree and who want to see this boy dead . . . and who will hurt anyone who stands in their way.

Carnegie Medal winner Tim Bowler is a genius at plotting and characterization, and this story stands alone as a paranormal mystery/thriller about a boy that may not be of this world and a girl who is driven to protect him at all costs. FROZEN FIRE kept me reading most of the night, with suspense that just kept building to an unexpected ending. The elusive boy and Dusty are characters that you won't soon forget, in a story that will keep you wondering.

posted by TeensReadToo on October 28, 2008

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Meh.

I was intrigued by the first lines of this book. But from there, it was a writing roller coaster. At first, it was spectacular, and then it was just okay, and then it became brilliant again, and once again it shorted out. Despite the ups and downs, it still carries the ...
I was intrigued by the first lines of this book. But from there, it was a writing roller coaster. At first, it was spectacular, and then it was just okay, and then it became brilliant again, and once again it shorted out. Despite the ups and downs, it still carries the air of mysterious wonderfully. However, there were quite a few grammar errors and awkward sentence structures.

I just couldn't get into this book at most parts. Sometimes its so melodramatic and trite I can't read on. But I somehow managed, and it was somehow predictable at the end. I wouldn't say it's an absoultely horrible book, just one I wouldn't reccommend.

posted by Miss-Clyde on February 27, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2010

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    Well, I liked the first page. The rest I hated.

    This has to be one of the worst books I have ever read! The first page was promising and I couldn't wait to start this book. I found this book in the romance section and thought it looked good. But this book was NOT romantic at all! It had no scenes that could even be ASSOCIATED with it. I absolutly hate this book. Do not read it.

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

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    Do yourself a favor and Save your money

    The Headline says it all. I saw this in the bookstore and i loved the cover and i read the back it looked really interesting so i bought it. I could not get into it at all it lacked so much. I didnt like the storyline i didnt feel a connection between the characters at all!

    Very dissapointed

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  • Posted March 15, 2010

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    Yet another book with a promising idea....

    That is severely lacking when it comes to the actual story. I picked up this book thinking it would be a supernatural thriller-All I got was one sided, barely there characters and choppy sentences. The only good things I have to say about this book is that the cover is beautiful, the dialogue is engaging, and the idea is pretty creative. However, it wasn't executed to the fullest extent- to be honest, it didn't even make it half way. By the end of the book only one question has been answered, while many many others are left to the readers imagination. I hated that aspect. It isn't the readers job to have the imagination- That, Tim Bowler, is supposed to be your job.

    Don't waste your time. There is an influx of supernatural thrillers and romances out there. Pick one of those.

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  • Posted February 17, 2010

    it doesnt even deserve that one star

    the book was bad. the author just left you at a bunch of dead ends. i understand tragedy can leave a person numb, but this girl is just brainless. i would have some questions but nope she just goes through it...how she even feeds herself is beyond me. an explanation on anything would be cool too but nope. why some one would publish this is beyond me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2010

    HORRIBLE!!!

    I absolutely hated this book... It did nothing but make me mad... It never resolves anything about the mysterious boy and it just drags on forever...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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