The Burning
Fire is like a rumour. You might think you've extinguished it but one creeping, red tendril, one single wisp of smoke is enough to let it leap back into life again. Especially if someone is watching, waiting to fan the flames. New school. Tick. New town. Tick. New surname. Tick. Social media profiles? Erased. There's nothing to trace Anna back to her old life. Nothing to link her to the 'incident'. At least that's what…

After moving to another country, Anna thought that everything would be back to normal, until the whispers start up again. Anna is an ordinary girl who now must find new friends and fight the battle of the photos. Through all the trouble, Anna has a history project to finish for her new school, so she reads up about a lady who was accused of witchcraft. All the clues lead up to where Anna lives now. This book made me feel like I needed to read for hours upon hours each night to see what happened next.


Friendship problems, new school, new town, sexual photos from pressure months before, Anna must fight all the battles without her mother finding out.


“This is a book all teen girls NEED to read”, Holly Bourne states and I agree!

I rate this book 10/10 for me.

Review by Kayla – Year 7 – Mount Eliza Secondary College