Monday, July 25, 2016

Burning by Danielle Rollins - OPTIONAL

Rollins, Danielle Burning, 343 pages.  Bloomsbury 2016.  $17.99. Language: R (130 swears, 8 "f"); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13.

Angela Davis has spent the past few years at the Brunesfield Correctional Facility, for troubled girls.  She desperately misses her little brother Charlie and with only three months left on her sentence, she can't wait to be reunited with him.  But when a new girl named Jessica arrives at the facility, Angela's upcoming release and reunion with her brother is put in jeopardy.  Angela is asked to be a mentor to Jessica and help her assimilate to life at Brunesfield.  Jessica isn't just any prisoner though, and Angela soon discovers that Jessica's arrival has set in motion a series of events that could endanger the lives of everyone at Brunesfield.

This supernatural thriller takes you on a journey into the world of a juvenile correctional facility.  The characters are fairly stereotypical with several bullies, shady guards and an unethical warden.  The language is what you would expect from the setting.  It has some sexual content as well as violence, but it is consistent with the storyline.  It is a suspenseful read with a cool supernatural element and a good twist at the end.  

HS -OPTIONAL. Gina, Media Specialist

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