Burning Up Book Summary and Study Guide

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Macey Clare is trying to figure out what happened in 1959 in a barn fire. Nobody wants to talk about the 1959 fire. What can there be to hide?
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The review of this Book prepared by Brian Jones

This book is about a young teen trying to find out what happened in her beloved town. There was a fire in 1959 that everyone suddenly doesn't remember! The fire also just happened to the only black teacher in town. When she begins to suspect her own grandparents and her crush's grandparents she starts to wonder if she really wants to know what happened and who really did it.
The review of this Book prepared by Meg

Macey's friend dies in a gang shooting. Macey then tries to find out what happened 40 years ago in a barn fire. She suspects her grandparents and they are hurt by the accusation.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   arsonist Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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