Thorndike Press

The Burning Girl

  • Claire Messud
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432842374
  • ISBN-13: 9781432842376
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 300 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2017
  • Simultaneous Publications

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A New York Times Bestselling Author

Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. But as they enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship. The Burning Girl is a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about youth and friendship — a true, immediate portrait of female adolescence.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Messud’s entrancing, gorgeously incisive coming-of-age drama astutely tracks the sharpening perceptions of an exceptionally eloquent young woman navigating heartbreak and regret and realizing that one can never fathom ‘the wild, unknowable interior lives’ of others, not even someone you love.”

— Booklist (starred)

“Emotionally intense and quietly haunting.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Messud shines a tender gaze on her protagonists and sustains an elegiac tone as she conveys the volatile emotions of adolescent behavior and the dawning of female vulnerability. . . . Informed by the same sophisticated intelligence and elegant prose [as The Woman Upstairs], but gaining new poignant depths, this novel is haunting and emotionally gripping.”

— Publishers Weekly