- Paperback: 488 pages
- Publisher: Sid Harta Publishers (January 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1921829699
- ISBN-13: 978-1921829697
The first few days of year 12 are disastrous for school captain Daisy Brooks. But Daisy’s life takes a sudden turn when she is dared by Skye, the leader of the Blonde Brigade, to meet the mysterious, drop-dead gorgeous stranger, Nate, from rival school Addison Grammar. Daisy’s instant attraction to him disrupts her world. But what about her best friend Roman? How will he respond to this intruder? Daisy is a vulnerable, yet fiery girl going through the chaotic phase between teenage and adulthood. She is about to discover the complexities of relationships, the etiquette of friendship and, most of all, her development as a woman. Is it too late for Daisy to realize that the choices she makes shapes who she is and who she will become?
Friendship on Fire is a story about that awkward in between stage of no longer being a child/teenager, yet not quite an adult either. It’s about growing up and finding who we are and Daisy is doing just that. She’s in her final year of high school and is navigating its treacherous waters. Her story is real, it feels like you’re there, that this your story. Daisy is such a believable character, and her relationships with her family and friends help make FoF such a great story. I enjoyed her strength and uncertainty and the way she handled herself. Of course, she could have dealt with some things better than she did, but that is part of growing up. She has a quick temper, but is mature enough to realize when she needs to apologize. She learns some hard lessons about the intricacy’s of new relationships and the preservation of friendships.
Friendship on Fire brings back memories, or gives you an understanding of that time in your life when you have the world at your feet but aren’t quite sure where you’re going to place them next.
I give it 3/5.
Thanks to the author who provided me with a copy of her book.
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