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Posted March 23, 2012
Rahab is a transfer student at Grover Cleveland Academy, a board
Rahab is a transfer student at Grover Cleveland Academy, a boarding school in Boston. Quiet and shy, she takes a while to make friends, fearing a repeat of the painful events that sent her running from her last school. When two of the school "freaks" befriend her, she wonders if she should trust them, or if she should avoid them and try harder to be "normal" this time. But soon she discovers that she might have more incommon with them than she thought. Can she be a true friend and stand up for them against the bully that torments them? Will Rahab face her fears when her friends need her most?
It took me a while to relate to the main character since she is so guarded with her self, but her friendship with Scout and Hawkins draws you in, revealing more of Rahab, and soon you are cheering for these three. I couldn't put it down! I sure hope the author brings us another book in this series - and fast! I have a feeling there are more characters to love at Grover Cleveland Academy.
I give this one 5 stars.
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Posted March 23, 2012
Young-Adult Urban Fantasy with Some Incredibly Engaging Characters
Into the Flames is an excellent young-adult urban fantasy. It's a coming-of-age story with elements of sci-fi/fantasy and adventure/thriller, as the protagonist tries to hide the secret of her unique abilities amid all the twisted drama and intrigue that is high school.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The story's engaging, but by far the story's best feature is the cast of characters. The relationships are engaging, and the characters themselves incredibly likable. Over and over again I got caught up in their lives and lost track of hours at a time.
Sanders shows a real skill for character stories in a rich fantasy setting that should support a riveting series. I can't wait to read more.