Firegirl by Tony Abbott


Tom thought it would be a regular school day.  He would meet Jeff after school to goof off and continue making plans to hang out the following weekend with Jeff's uncle.  Jeff and Tom were going to take a ride in his dream car - a Cobra. In the meantime, Tom could continue fantasizing about the hottest girl at his middle school, Courtney. Tom's world gets turned upside down when a new student arrives - Jessica.  Jessica was involved in a fire - none of the students know the particular details.  She has been horribly disfigured.  Most of Tom's classmates can't stand to even look at her.  Suddenly Tom finds himself torn between his friends - and a loner girl he finds a connection with. This book doesn't have much action in the plot - but it serves an important purpose.  Students will realize the importance of accepting others.