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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Flash Burnout

High School Fiction

G/A Madigan, L.K. Flash Burnout. Houghton Mifflin, 2009. 332p. 978-0547194899. 16.00.

Sophomore Blake loves photography and his perfect girlfriend, but he can’t help but get entangled in fellow photographer, Marissa’s troubled life. Keeping his girlfriend’s jealousy under control and his friend’s personal problems secret make his life complicated. Even though the book deals with many serious topics, Madigan’s use of humor makes the story less dark and gloomy and more enjoyable. Watching Blake grow and mature through his relationships makes for a good read. Winner of the 2010 William C. Morris Award for first time authors of YA fiction. Loren Spector, LAPL, Felipe de Neve

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