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Flash Burnout - L. K. Madigan

Paperback Published: 4th October 2010
ISBN: 9780547404936
Number Of Pages: 332
For Ages: 14+ years old

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Winner of the 2010 William C. Morris Award Fifteen-year-old Blake has a girlfriend and a friend who's a girl. One of them loves him; the other one needs him. When he snapped a picture of a street person for his photography homework, Blake never dreamed that the woman in the photo was his friend Marissa's long-lost meth addicted mom. Blake's participation in the ensuing drama opens up a world of trouble, both for him and for Marissa. He spends the next few months trying to reconcile the conflicting roles of Boyfriend and Friend. His experiences range from the comic (surviving his dad's birth control talk) to the tragic (a harrowing after-hours visit to the morgue). In a tangle of life and death, love and loyalty, Blake will emerge with a more sharply defined snapshot of himself.

Industry Reviews

"With just enough humour to diffuse the tension and the art and science of photography as a backdrop, this rich romance explores the complexities of friendship and love, and the all-too-human limitations of both. It's a sobering, compelling, and satisfying read for teens and a promising debut for a new young-adult author." (Booklist, starred review)"

ISBN: 9780547404936
ISBN-10: 054740493X
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 4th October 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.53 x 12.7  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.27