“There is . . . ,” Mrs. Tracy was saying quietly, “there is something you need to know about Jessica. . . .”
From this moment on, life is never quite the same for Tom and his seventh-grade classmates. Despite Jessica’s shocking appearance and the fear she evokes in him and most of the class, Tom slowly develops a tentative friendship with Jessica that changes his life. Firegirl is a powerful story that will show listeners that even the smallest of gestures can have a profound impact on someone’s life.
“It’s a beautiful story, a sad story, brilliantly written, a story you’ll never forget.” –Newbery Honor winner Patricia Reilly Giff
Tony Abbott is the author of more than two dozen funny novels for young readers, including the popular Danger Guys books and the Weird Zone series. Born in Ohio, Tony now lives with his wife and two daughters in Connecticut.