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Read ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Î Jesse Ball Jesse Ball Î 5 Read & Download Free read How to Set a Fire and Why A startling subversive novel about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anythingFourteen year old Lucia is a young narrator whose voice will long ring in your ears She is angry with almost everyone especially people who tell her what to do She follows the one rule that makes any sense to her Don’t Do Things You Aren’t Proud Of Orphaned and living with her elderly aunt in poverty in the Do you remember as a child how easy it seemed to solve life s problems If all the rich people shared their excess then there would be no poor Simple right In How to Set a Fire and Why a teenage girl Lucia discusses how she would go about making this the norm No homelessness no hunger no daily struggling and certainly no fat old money staring down their noses at the one s who weren t born so lucky But Lucia is sort of special Her personal life stressors combined with her impatient but advanced thought processes have dropped her impulse control down to zero She wants this to happen and she wants everyone on boardnow Most adolescents on the brim of independence need a sense of control They can smell the freedom but they can t reach it and it s enough to drive anyone crazy Lucia finds her control in her late father s trusty Zippo lighter It creates fire if she allows it Things are not on fire because she has not made it so She has total control of what burns She alone choosesI absolutely loved Lucia s character She s angry entitled unapologetic in your face unchallenged and bored as most kids with smart minds usually are While there may be a lot going on with her her message is almost childlike at its core Life has been unfair to her she s grieving and alone she wants life to be differentto be better I am slowly but surely making my way through Jesse Ball s books and this one is my favorite to date I m looking forward to the next My favorite uote You will keep it in your pocket as a sort of token Stick your hand in there now and then as you go around and remember all the buildings that exist all the grand structures of wealth and power they remain standing because you permit them to remain With this little lick of flame in your pocket with this little gift of Prometheus you can reduce everyone to a sort of grim euality All those who ride on a high horse may be made to walk Therefore when you are at the bank and the bank manager speaks roughly to you when you are denied entrance to a restaurant or other place of business when you are made to work longer than you should need to when you are driven out of your own little dwelling and made to live in the street reach into your pocket caress your own little vehicle of flame and feel the comfort there We shall set fires and when we set them we shall know why

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Read ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Î Jesse Ball Jesse Ball Î 5 Read & Download Free read How to Set a Fire and Why Converted garage of a large mansion Lucia makes her way through the world with only a book a Zippo lighter and a pocket full of stolen licorice Expelled from school again Lucia spends her days riding the bus to visit her mother in The Home When Lucia discovers a secret Arson Club she will do anything to be a part of it Her own arson manifesto is a marvellous anarchist pamphlet written with biting wit and Lucia Stanton is a cynical 14 year old misfit who lives with her elderly aunt in a garage At first she only supports the idea of arson but events draw her into getting personally involved This is one of those fairly rare novels that stand out immediately for the first person voice Lucia reminded me of Holden Caulfield or of Mim Malone from David Arnold s Mosuitoland She s like a cynical philosopher For as heartbreaking as her family history is she was always either making me laugh or impressing me with her wisdom Although this is his sixth novel I hadn t heard much about Jesse Ball prior to picking it up His skill at creating the interior world of a troubled 14 year old girl leads me to believe that the rest of his work would be well worth a lookSee my full review at The Bookbag Očevi i oci year old misfit who lives with her elderly aunt in a garage At first she only supports the idea of arson but events draw her into getting personally involved This is one of those fairly rare novels that stand out immediately for the first person voice Lucia reminded me of Holden Caulfield or of Mim Malone from David Arnold s Mosuitoland She s like a cynical philosopher For as heartbreaking as her family history is she was always either making me laugh or impressing me with her wisdom Although this is his sixth novel I hadn t heard much about Jesse Ball prior to picking it up His skill at creating the interior world of a troubled 14 False Pretences year old girl leads me to believe that the rest of his work would be well worth a lookSee my full review at The Bookbag

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Read ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Î Jesse Ball Jesse Ball Î 5 Read & Download Free read How to Set a Fire and Why Striking intelligenceThe voice of teenaged Lucia is a tour de force a brilliant wrenching cry from the heart and mind of a super smart funny girl who can’t help telling us the truth a riveting chronicle of family misguided friendship and lossHow to Set a Fire and Why is Jesse Ball’s most accessible novel yet; after Silence Once Begun and A Cure for Suicide the pyrotechnics on display here will dazzle I thought about the fire I know it was just an abandoned building but I felt like something had happened a real thing for once My aunt s stroke had felt pretty real too I guess real things happen all at once and then you go back to the false parade of garbage that characterizes modern life How To Set a Fire And Why is the sixth novel by American author Jesse Ball Lucia Stanton lives in virtual poverty with her elderly Aunt Margaret in a garage at the back of a messy garden She has been thrown out of her last school for anti social behaviour and now attends Whistler High School When her aunt gives her a notebook with a black felted cover she decides to use in to write down her predictions The Book Of How Things Will GoIt is apparent from her narrative that Lucia is intelligent a lot smarter than some of her teachers But Lucia has a subversive streak and her aunt supports her individuality Along with predictions Lucia relates the events of her life in an almost stream of consciousness style And after some interaction with would be fire setters at her new school she also records in her notebook her own pamphlet HOW TO SET A FIRE AND WHYLucia s behaviour may be related to the reason that her mother is essentially catatonic in a care facility that her father is dead his Zippo lighter is her only remaining piece of him and that her aunt is now her guardian But whatever those events may be they are never revealed to the reader Lucia is bright and audacious but for older readers may be a little difficult to relate to and some readers may have difficulty with the lack of uotation marks for speech Kelly Blair has designed a brilliantly clever cover to showcase this highly original novel 35 s


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    [How to Set a Fire and Why] Free ↠ Jesse Ball If JD Salinger’s Holden Caulfield had a tryst with Stephen King’s Carrie perhaps she would be a bit like Lucia Stanton – cynical disillusioned subversive self aware and lost Her father is dead her mother is ailing and she lives full time

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  • Paperback
  • 304
  • How to Set a Fire and Why
  • Jesse Ball
  • English
  • 28 October 2020
  • 9781925355475