Flash Fire Book Summary and Study Guide

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When a fire that started in LA reaches Pinch Canyon, a rich neighborhood, nobody is expecting it. Parents are at work, so all the kids left home alone must choose whether to stay and fight for their house, or leave it to the fire. Torn between losing their home and risking their lives, they must find some way to survive this horrible, gleaming fire.
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The review of this Book prepared by Qiana Wylie

When Pinch Canyon is attacked by a flash fire, three teens and a child try to escape from the fire. Their escape is complicated by the stupidity and selfishness of each of the characters. Not as good as Flight #116 is Down, as the characters are not as likeable, and Cooney does not seem to like them, making this book a condemnation of parents who ignore their children in favor of money or their careers.
The review of this Book prepared by Christine G.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   Environmental Disaster

Main Character

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


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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