Firestarter

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When Reece—strange, blue-haired, and fire-obsessed—moves in next door, Keith is worried, largely because Annie, Keith's three-year-old sister, really likes him. Funny boy, she calls him. Reece is clearly trouble, but Keith feels sorry for him, so he doesn't make him go away or tell his dad what's going on—not even when Reece burns Annie's doll, Raggy, beyond recognition. Keith knows he should ignore Reece, but he's like smoke, pervading every aspect of Keith's life, until one night he wakes up choking ...

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Overview

When Reece—strange, blue-haired, and fire-obsessed—moves in next door, Keith is worried, largely because Annie, Keith's three-year-old sister, really likes him. Funny boy, she calls him. Reece is clearly trouble, but Keith feels sorry for him, so he doesn't make him go away or tell his dad what's going on—not even when Reece burns Annie's doll, Raggy, beyond recognition. Keith knows he should ignore Reece, but he's like smoke, pervading every aspect of Keith's life, until one night he wakes up choking on it.

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"A gripping and edgy thriller that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat."  —The Bookseller 

"A disturbing and hot-to-the-touch exploration of twisted friendship and dangerous liaisons."  —Publishing News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405239684
  • Publisher: Egmont UK
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Catherine Forde is the author of numerous books, including Fat Boy Swim, which won the Grampian Children’s Book Award and was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award, and Skarrs, which was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
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