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Pyro
By author: Monique Polak
Selling Points: "fire starting, family issues, politics"
ISBN: 9781459802285
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2012
Fry Reading Level: 2.7
Pages: 128
Fiction Ages 10-14
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95
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Ever since he was small, Franklin has been soothed by fire. Staring into the flames helps Franklin forget his problems. And right now, he's got a lot to forget. Franklin's mother has left the family home to be with her hairdresser boyfriend. Franklin's father, the mayor of Montreal West, is too busy worrying about his public image to do anything about the family. As a rash of local fires competes with upcoming elections for media attention, Franklin's father has to work hard to keep the public happy. And Franklin has to reconsider his romance with fire.

Library Media Connection - March 1, 2013
"This title is fast-paced, and will hold readers' attention from start to finish."
VOYA - February 1, 2013
"A gripping story about taboo behavior."
CM Magazine - October 26, 2012
"An enjoyable read...The characters are likeable, easy to relate to, and well-drawn, especially the good-hearted Franklin and strong-willed Tracy. The plot is fast-paced and compelling and will hook both male and female readers."
Resource Links - October 1, 2012
"A solid coming-of-age story...Its simple plot and language make it accessible to many readers, especially English Language Learners and reluctant young teens. The simplicity of the story does not take away from the depth of the issues or characters."

Awards

Quebec Writer's Federation Prize nominee, short-listed  CA  2012
CCBC Best Books, commended  CA  2013

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Middle-school fiction
for reluctant readers

Key Features:
Contemporary stories
Compelling characters
Ideal for Lit Circles
Ideal for Independent Reading


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