Just in time for holiday-gifting to the YA lover (and ANY lover of great storytelling) on your list: introducing Kevin Craig’s latest novel, Burn Baby, Burn Baby, from Curiosity Quills Press, JUST RELEASED on December 11!!
(I just love this cover by artist: Eugene Teplitsky)
Today is my day to host Kevin Craig’s new novel as part of the Burn Baby, Burn Baby Blog Tour!
Burn Baby, Burn Baby is Kevin Craig’s fourth novel. This author just keeps on getting better and better. (I cannot wait to finish reading my copy so I can post a full review — but I can tell you now, its intense!) Meanwhile, the reviews are already pouring in — and they are spectacular. Everyone is raving about this book: Lori Twining wrote: “I read this book in one evening, while sitting in my rocking chair, wrapped in a fleecy blanket, chewing on my fingernails (especially during the last seven chapters or so). Actually, I believe this is the ONLY book I’ve read during 2014 (out of 83 books so far), that I have stayed up past my bedtime to finish reading it. It was that good.” (Read Lori’s full review here.)
Revenge of the Feels reviewer wrote: “I FOUND IT. I FINALLY FOUND IT. A young adult contemporary novel told from a completely normal guy’s point of view with a wicked sense of sarcasm. Okay, its bad sarcasm, like completely negative sarcasm but hey, you can’t blame Francis!” Read the rest of the review here.
Other reviewers on Goodreads are saying: “This book blew me away. Blew. Me. Away.” “I absolutely loved this book!” “It’s a must-read.” “Highly recommended.” “I thoroughly enjoyed this book!” “Five stars on my list.” “The ending was amaze-balls!” and more …
Here’s the publisher’s scoop:
Seventeen-year-old Francis Fripp’s confidence is practically non-existent since his abusive father drenched him in accelerant and threw a match at him eight years ago. Now badly scarred, Francis relies on his best friend Trig to protect him from the constant bullying doled out at the hands of his nemesis, Brandon Hayley—the unrelenting boy who gave him the dreaded nickname of Burn Baby.
The new girl at school, Rachel Higgins, is the first to see past Francis’s pariah-inducing scars. If Brandon’s bullying doesn’t destroy him, Francis might experience life as a normal teenager for the first time in his life. He just has to avoid Brandon and convince himself he’s worthy of Rachel’s attentions. Sounds easy enough, but Francis himself has a hard time seeing past his scars. And Brandon is getting violently frustrated, as his attempts to bully Francis are constantly thwarted. Francis is in turmoil as he simultaneously rushes toward his first kiss and a possible violent end.
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