The Burning

The Burning

A rumour is like a fire. You might think you’ve extinguished it but one creeping, red tendril, one single wisp of smoke is enough to let it leap back into life again. Especially if someone is watching, waiting to fan the flames ...
 
New school.
Tick.
New town.
Tick.
New surname.
Tick.
Social media profiles?
Erased.
 
There’s nothing to trace Anna back to her old life. Nothing to link her to the ‘incident’.
 
At least that’s what she thinks … until the whispers start up again. As time begins to run out on her secrets, Anna finds herself irresistibly drawn to the tale of Maggie, a local girl accused of witchcraft centuries earlier. A girl whose story has terrifying parallels to Anna’s own…

The compelling YA debut from Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and bestselling author of Girl Up.

Title:The Burning
ISBN:9781471170218
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    The Burning Reviews

  • Emily May

    Because fire is sneaky. You might think you've extinguished it, but one creeping red tendril, one single wisp of smoke is enough to let it leap back to life again. Especially if someone is watching, ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Why? Why? I was so ready to love this book! It started so good and slowly turned into something strange, messy and URO (unidentified reading object)!Another interesting plot turned into something comp...

  • Ova - Excuse My Reading

    A resolution for me this year was not to finish the books I didn't enjoy. I've only read 20% so it's not fair to give a star rating, just not the right book for me....

  • Alice Lippart

    Super readable and brings up so many important challenges that young people face with social media these days. Well worth the read for any younger readers, but I'm perhaps not quite its target audienc...

  • Britta Böhler

    A bit disappointed about this, despite the important issues addressed in this book. The writing could have used some serious editing (a house with big 'wooden windows', like really?) and the plot was ...

  • Basyirah

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars"...in my opinion it would have made a lot more sense if he had said that fire was like a rumour. Because fire is sneaky. You might think you've extinguished it, but one creepi...

  • Liz Barnsley

    The Burning is one of those books that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster ride, from sadness to anger to despair to redemption and Laura Bates, through her beautifully written character voice, sh...

  • Chelsea Moreen

    4.5 stars. Wow what a powerful book. Written by well known feminist author Laura Bates, this book combines many important feminist ideas with a story that is very relevant to our day and age. The genr...

  • ?Skye?

    I received a free ebook version of this from Netgalley! Thankyou to both Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this. My review is still honest.I'm very impressed by this underrated read!...

  • Mel (Epic Reading)

    I’m very interested in this one about teens and rumours. Luckily I just had a eARC approved by Sourcebooks! I know another publisher has had it and is publishing early but mine is for April 2020 rel...