Burn by Patrick Ness – Our Review
Burn is a wild ride. Ideally you need to suspend belief and just go into it with your mind a complete blank canvas.
Set in 1950’s rural America, Patrick Ness has created a world very similar to our own, but where rare dragons still exist in the Northern Canadian ice fields.
Sarah Dewhurst and her father, on their last legs money wise, have just hired one to help clear their fields – in the hope they can save their farm from creditors.
Burn is very definitely aimed at upper teens and adults, as into it he has masterfully woven a critique of racism and xenophobia, as well as tackling parental and societal taboos on same-sex relationships in a beautifully even-handed way.
Burn is a wondrous read, where like Dorothy from Oz I was happy to go along every step of the way with him.
Highly recommended for all.
Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books