by David Iserson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595146816
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/12/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 828,726
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

David Iserson has written for Fox’s New Girl as well as Saturday Night Live, NBC’s Up All Night, and Showtime’s United States of Tara. David lives in Los Angeles with his wife and her terrifying collection of taxidermy and their dog, Bacon. Firecracker is his first novel. Find out more at and follow him on Twitter @davidiserson 

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"Not your everyday poor-little-rich-girl story... Being called a firecracker is a derogatory term as far as Astrid is concerned, but for readers it simply means entertaining."     —Kirkus (starred review) 

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Firecracker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
hanbridturner More than 1 year ago
(Honestly my rating is more like 4.999 because I had a bit of trouble adjusting to the writing style at the beginning. But the overall quality of this book pretty much negates this small fallback, making Firecracker just 0.001 short of a full five stars.)I was completely unprepared for this utterly unique and funny book. From the very first chapter--despite my doubts on style--I knew I that I loved Astrid. I could forgive her brutal honesty and irreverence (and snark), because despite the fact that she lives in a rocket ship and thinks she's the greatest thing to walk planet Earth, she's still incredibly human. She acts tough and independent, but you can see the loneliness she doesn't even know is there. I appreciated this more than any other aspect of the book, more than the sarcasm and plot and characters--which are all awesome and shouldn't be discredited! Basically, if this book even mildly appeals to you, take a chance and read it. It's worth your time.