FiregirlPaperback - 2007
From the moment Jessica arrives, life is never quite the same for Tom and his seventh-grade classmates. They learn that Jessica has been in a fire and was badly burned, and will be attending St. Catherine's will receiving medical treatments. Despite her appearance and the fear she evokes in him and most of the class, Tom slowly develops a tentative friendship with Jessica that changes his life.
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7th-grader Tom's life is changed by the arrival of a girl in school with severe burn scars. He questions his reactions to her and the continued odd behaviour of his best friend Jeff.
A middle school boy's life is changed when Jessica, a girl disfigured by burns, starts attending his Catholic school while receiving treatment at a local hospital.
When Tom and the rest of his seventh grade class are introduced to Jessica, her appearance shocks them all. Tom and Jessica develop a friendship over the course of the story, a friendship that will last a lifetime.
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