At first glance, this book doesn't feel much different from any other fiction aimed at teenage or young adult readers. The language and the use of slang from the 2010's seems to indicate that the intended audience is for post-Millenial science fiction fans and there are several tropes present that are omnipresent in teen/young adult fiction which may discourage more mature readers, particularly where the characters are concerned.
However, the novel begins to gain momentum roughly halfway through the story. As the first book in a series of four, Fire Starter is narrated by a young girl between 14 and 15 years of age who experiences her first love. The events of the novel and her interactions with her boyfriend cause her to mature in her outlook. This is reflected much later in the novel when the reader is exposed to much darker and more mature plot points.
In short, the book is off to a slow start but be patient. The story does get more interesting and the pacing, combined with a multitude of twists and unexpected turns of events will make it worth your while.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2751 KB
- Print Length: 264 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00QFBPVKC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 86 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,165 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)