Series: Burning #1
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on April 5th 2016
After three years in juvie, Angela Davis is just a few months shy of release, and she'll finally be free from the hole that is Brunesfield Correctional Facility. Then Jessica arrives. Only ten years old and under the highest security possible, this girl has to be dangerous, even if no one knows what she did to land in juvie. As strange things begin happening to Angela and her friends that can only be traced to the new girl's arrival, it becomes clear that Brunesfield is no longer safe. They must find a way to get out, but how can they save themselves when the world has forgotten them?
Burning by Danielle Rollins is a ya-thriller but I didn’t find it as creepy as it sounded. A 10 year old girl with odd abilities shows up at a juvenile detention center and weird things begin to happen. This book didn’t wrap up as well as I would have liked but I still found myself enjoying it.
This story is really enjoyable. Rollins’ writing is strong and she created some great characters. Angela is a great main character. Her story is what kept me going with this story. I wanted to see what would happen to her. Rollins did a great job with the setting. I was truly able to picture the sad depressed halls of Brunesfield Juvenile Detention Center.
The biggest disappoint for me is that the reader gets no explanations. The ending is so open that I really don’t like it. There are so many questions that need to be answered. I feel like the characters need better resolution than what they got.
Overall, I did like Burning. I hope we get answers in Breaking. I really hope we see more of the characters in Burning also.