Burning Blue

Burning Blue

Book - 2012
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When beautiful, smart Nicole, disfigured by acid thrown in her face, and computer hacker Jay meet in the school psychologist's office, they become friends and Jay resolves to find her attacker.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9780803738157
Branch Call Number: GRI Y
Characteristics: 291 p. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 21, 2015

What a great read! I really enjoyed the way the characters developed over time and how it was hard to pin down their true motivations until everyone's secrets came out in the end. Griffin did a fantastic job of bucking traditional high school stereotypes too!

Jul 22, 2015

I liked this book because it had some romance and lots of lessons. When Nicole gets acid thrown in her face, a classmate she doesn't know very well vows to help her. Jay gets in deeper than he expected and he starts falling for Nicole. I think that this book is good for ages 12-16.

Jun 28, 2013

This book was really good, and I loved the suspense and mystery. The author is constantly adding new clues that lead to one person after another, shedding suspicion on everyone but the actual attacker. I liked that the romance wasn't central to the whole story, and that it was subtle and began as them being friends, instead of one of the intense, love at first sight romances that are common. It was a really great read and I highly recommend it.

ChristchurchLib Feb 05, 2013

"Popular, privileged Nicole Castro is one of the most beautiful girls at school - until someone throws acid on her face in a crowded hallway and then disappears. Now half of Nicole's face is permanently scarred, and the police haven't been able to determine her attacker's identity. But after Nicole and loner Jay Nazarro meet in the school psychologist's office, Jay, a talented hacker, resolves to find the culprit no matter what it takes. Told through narrative as well as with bits of evidence that Jay unearths, excerpts from Nicole's journal, and notes from her sessions with psychiatrists, this is a riveting read that, like Peter Abrahams' similarly gripping Reality Check, blends a dangerous investigation with romance." February 2013 Teen Scene Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=597578

Jan 17, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. It was written well and hard to put down!

Jan 06, 2013

I'll admit that it took me a little while to get used to the writing style, but once I did I got sucked into the story. I read the book in 2 and a half hours and the entire time I was trying to figure out who did it, and then who was behind it.I enjoyed the fact that the story is told mostly from Jay's perspective but it also has journal entries from Nicole's point of view, and the occasional write ups from the psychologists. I enjoyed the journals from Nicole not only because it gave another perspective to the story but also because just when you thought you knew who threw the acid on Nicole's face, you read a journal entry that made you second guess what you believed. I REALLY enjoyed this book and I think it has a little bit of something for everyone; a bit of subtle romance, computer hacking and of course, the mystery of who threw the acid of Nicole's face.

Nov 16, 2012

Outstanding book and read. Hacker Noir has truly been captured in the Young Adult (YA) category: Michelle Gagnon's "Don't Turn Around" plus this one plus Brain Jack by the New Zealand author. Adult fiction just doesn't cut it in the Hacker Noir category. Highly recommended.


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