I think all teenagers should read this powerful book about one priviledged teen's fight to stop racism in a modern-day town where no one will even admit that racism still exists.
This book is not what I expected at all and that was a good thing. The basic theme of the book is racism and how we cannot be silent about it since traces of it still haunt our streets. After reading this book I was motivated to do something - to fight for anything I believe in. If you need motivation or a wake up call this book is it.
My middle daughter was hiding a flashlight to read it!
Aweseome, keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time.
Fifteen-year-old Macey Clare has always loved her quiet, beautiful Connecticut hometown, where her grandparents live and where her mother grew up. And she likes visiting her grandparents even more now that their neighbors' perfect grandson, Austin, has moved in.
But when Macey decides to research the history of a burned-out barn across the street from her grandparents' home for a school report, she gets a shock. No one wants to answer questions about the place. It burned down in 1959. What could there possibly be to hide? And when a friend becomes the victim of inner-city violence, something inside Macey clicks. Are the town and people she loves capable of lies and hatred? She must discover her own true colors and face the truth about the fire of 1959. Nobody can change the past, but is Macey ready to take responsibility for the present?