Phillips, Suzanne. Burn.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

PHILLIPS, Suzanne. Burn. Little, Brown. 288p. c2008. 978-0-316-00165-6. $18.99. JS

"In high school there were no second chances," Cameron learns in his very first week. The coach at sports orientation publicly mistakes the slight, blond-haired freshman for a girl, and he's stuck with the nickname "Cameron Diaz" and bullied mercilessly by the brutal school jocks. Socially isolated and still trying to cope with his parents' bitter divorce, Cameron is left with a burning anger--an anger relieved only temporarily by playing with matches, even when he inadvertently causes a forest fire after a locker room assault and public humiliation by the jocks. His mother's new boyfriend, a cop, suspects Cameron is guilty of starting the fire and tries to help him. But when Cameron...

To continue reading