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Burning City

Title

Burning City

Publisher

Random

Publication Year

2003

ISBN

9780375832031

Pages

259 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Kinship care; grandparents raising grandchild

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

grandmother and grandfather

Awards

Choices, 2006 Fiction Young Adult
Senior High Core Collection, Seventeenth Edition, 2007
Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2006 Supplement, 2006

Keywords

grandparents; messengers; love; bad news; bicycle; dreams; New York City, New York

Diversity Impact

direct

Burning City


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