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Burning City

Title

Burning City

Publisher

Random

Pages

259 pages

Publication Year

2003

ISBN

9780375832031

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Kinship care; grandparents raising grandkids

Annotation

Sixteen-year-old Heller Highland, who is living with his grandparents while his parents are away, burns rubber across Manhattan delivering bad news by bicycle, and as a summer heat wave melts the city, he is struck by first love.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Choices, 2006; Senior High Core Collection, Seventeenth Edition, 2007; Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2006 Supplement, 2006

Keywords

grandparents; messengers; love; bad news

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Burning City

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