Tillmon County Fire
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
In tiny Tillmon County, where it seems like nothing ever happens, a mysterious fire rocks the lives of the teenagers who live there. Who set the fire that night, and more importantly, who owns the reasons behind it? As the story unfolds, the lines between truth and fiction, motive and happenstance, guilt and innocence blur. This novel-in-stories is told sequentially in the voices of its disparate cast of characters: a frustrated adoptee, a gay teenager, a big-city kid who is new in town and wishes he were back in Manhattan, a pregnant store clerk, and a boy with autism who is more at the center of events than he imagines.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Adoption; Family violence; Gay/Lesbian; Developmental disability; adopted teenager; adoptive parents; adoptive family; abusive father; gay; gay teenager; autism; autistic teenager
male teenagers; female teenagers
Asian (Chinese) / White
Rainbow List, 2010 Fiction
religion; Christianity; hardware store; twins; fire; motive; pregnancy; arson
Ehrenberg, Pamela, "Tillmon County Fire" (2009). Diverse Families. 1835.