This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Arthur Ellis Award Winner
Edgar Award Nominee
Two years after his father's mysterious disappearance, Jim Hawkins is barely coping. Inside, he's frozen in uncertainty and grief. Then he meets Ruth Rose, the punky, bad-girl stepdaughter of Jim's father's childhood friend, the town pastor. Ruth shocks Jim when she calls Father Fisher a murderer.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Trying to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance from their rural Canadian community, 14-year-old Jim gets help from the disturbed Ruth Rose, who suspects her stepfather, a local pastor.Review:
From its opening scene, in which a teenage girl overhears her stepfather's creepy confessions, to its terrifying conclusion in a deserted mine shaft, Tim Wynne-Jones's The Boy in the Burning House has the magnetic energy of a well-crafted made-for-television thriller, without pausing for commercial breaks. Like the best of the TV thrillers, The Boy in the Burning House features a smiling, unredeemable villain: Father Fisher, who leads the Church of the Blessed Transfiguration in a remote farming community.
Fourteen-year-old Jim Hawkins's father, Hub, has disappeared, and Ruth Rose, the pastor's stepdaughter, tries to convince him that Fisher killed Hub. If that possibility isn't unsavory enough, Jim discovers that his dad and Fisher were both involved in a fire that killed another teenage boy 30 years before. It is the unraveling of this long-hidden mystery that gives The Boy in the Burning House its page-turning edginess. As Jim investigates his father's past, his memories of a gentle and morally upright father are twisted out of shape. "He felt like he was burning up," Wynne-Jones writes, "and there was a boy inside him hammering to get out into the air."
As the novel roars towards its conclusion, some of its psychological richness and narrative consistency are sacrificed to fast-paced action sequences. Fisher's midnight stalking of Jim and Ruth Rose is as terrifying as Jack Nicholson's frenzied house crawl in The Shining, but Wynne-Jones never fully explains how Fisher became a monster. The Boy in the Burning House is a great read, but one that starts to wobble like a house of cards once the thrills are over. --Lisa Alward
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Longman, 2007. Condition: Very Good. Hardback Educational Ed. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP98053024
Book Description Longman. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1405843101I3N00
Book Description Longman, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Very Good. We are committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer service. All books are picked, packed and dispatched from the United Kingdom. Seller Inventory # FH470851
Book Description -. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. The Boy in the Burning House (NEW LONGMAN LITERATURE 11-14) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9781405843102
Book Description Longman 27/04/2007, 2007. Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 6545-9781405843102
Book Description Longman, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Seller Inventory # 1546709
Book Description Longman, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dispatched daily from the UK. Seller Inventory # mon0000409862
Book Description Longman. Condition: Muy Bueno / Very Good. Seller Inventory # 100000000323960