Corey's Fire

Corey's Fire

by Lee Wardlaw
     
 

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Corey stared in disbelief at the charred wasteland. Everything was gone—destroyed by the firestorm that turned her neighborhood to blackened ash. The loss was devastating—but for Corey, the loneliness was worse. Everyone was too busy trying to put life back together to understand her problems…everyone except the one person she thought was too tough to care about

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Corey stared in disbelief at the charred wasteland. Everything was gone—destroyed by the firestorm that turned her neighborhood to blackened ash. The loss was devastating—but for Corey, the loneliness was worse. Everyone was too busy trying to put life back together to understand her problems…everyone except the one person she thought was too tough to care about anything.

“[Wardlaw’s] unflinching realism in describing the fire and its aftermath adds sizzle to an already appealing romance.”—Publisher’s Weekly

An IRA/CBC Children’s Choice Book

An ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Book

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this refreshing twist on the standard love story, romantic problems are upstaged by a natural disaster. Corey has disliked her good-looking neighbor from the moment they met: not only is Topher scorchingly sarcastic, he rides a noisy motorcycle and makes a sport of chasing Corey's beloved cat. But when a brushfire levels nearly the entire neighborhood, Topher is the only person who understands Corey's rage and sorrow. Their newly kindled friendship sparks a change in Topher--his tough-guy facade melts away and he even goes so far as to help Corey search for her missing cat. At last, with Topher's help, Corey finds the strength to rebuild her home and her life. The author's unflinching realism in describing the fire and its aftermath adds sizzle to an already appealing romance. Ages 12-up. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380757916
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Series:
An Avon Flare Book
Pages:
160
Age Range:
10 Years

Meet the Author

Lee Wardlaw is the author of more than a dozen books for children and young adult. A former teacher, Lee writes full time now from her home in Santa Barbara, California, but for the occasional trips to Kauai.

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