Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Watch You Burn by Amanda Searcy - OPTIONAL

Watch You Burn by Amanda Searcy, 340 pages. Delacorte Press (Random House Children’s Books), 2018. $17.99

Language: R (35 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG13



Exile for Jenny looks like a motel under construction with her dad and his girlfriend. Jenny’s stepdad didn’t want her in Ohio anymore, which she understands. But she’s going to do better now. She’s not going to let the burn take over her anymore. Not here.

I did not enjoy reading this book. Jenny’s story wasn’t just slow, I didn’t understand what the point was for the first 100 pages. By that point, I saw that Jenny was trying to put together a puzzle, but I didn’t care about what the end picture was supposed to look like. Furthermore, the ending felt like the beginning, as if none of the story ever happened. The mature content rating is for underage drinking and implied sex, and the violence rating is for arson and murder.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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