When you're sixteen and no one understands who you are, sometimes the only choice left is to run. If you're lucky, you find a place that accepts you, no questions asked. And if you're really lucky, that place has a drum set, a place to practice, and a place to sleep. For Kid, the streets of... show more
When you're sixteen and no one understands who you are, sometimes the only choice left is to run. If you're lucky, you find a place that accepts you, no questions asked. And if you're really lucky, that place has a drum set, a place to practice, and a place to sleep. For Kid, the streets of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, are that place. Over the course of two scorching summers, Kid falls hopelessly in love and then loses nearly everything and everyone worth caring about. But as summer draws to a close, Kid finally finds someone who can last beyond the sunset.Brooklyn, Burning is the story of two summers in Brooklyn, two summers of fires, music, loss, and ultimately, love.
Publish date: September 1st 2011
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Pages no: 210
Edition language: English
This is another example of how great YA can be. Sat down to read a couple pages and didn't move until I'd read the whole book. Kid grabs you (as does the unique second person POV) and doesn't let you go.
Brooklyn, Burning is first and foremost about Kid. Is Kid a boy or a girl? After reading this book I still don't know the answer to that question but I think that's what the author was intending. We, the reader, don't know who/what Kid is because I don't think Kid does either. This is a story about ...
Also found here: http://theninjareader.tumblr.com/post/15344476328/review-brooklyn-burning-by-steve-brezenoffIt's summer again, which means a lot of things for Kid. In the last year he was kicked out of home, lost a loved one and had his roof burn down (both literally and figuratively). He's hounded...
Brooklyn, Burning was quite a surprise for me. I think I expected something hard-edged and bitter, the way I imagine the streets of Brooklyn might be. What I got was something altogether different.Brooklyn, Burning is the story of Kid (as in Billy, the), a teenager living on the streets of Brooklyn....
4.5Surface: it's about kids who are unsatisfied and (feel) unaccepted; they're lost and maybe confused about who they are and what they want. Closer: (and you don't really have to look that close with Kid telling the story,) you get one that's just of People; of being found, then lost, then found ag...