Title: Burn Baby Burn
Author: Meg Medina
Page Count: 300
In New York during the infamous year of 1977, Nora is 17 and just wants to turn 18 and move out. Between a reckless brother, being deep in rent, a father that only calls on holidays, and a serial killer on the loose, Nora struggles to keep those things out her life with her best friend Kathleen. There's not even a point in flirting with the new guy that works at the deli with her, since the serial killer seems to be targeting couples. Through this infamous year, Nora learns that the darkest troubles can hit the closest to home.
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This book was very interesting, and I don't normally read history books, but I did like this book. The reason it got 3.5 stars is because the ending crashed into me like a bullet train. There was no warning, no falling action, it was literally just there. It practically slapped me across the face. I had to read the page again. And then, the very end confused me, and I had no clue what was happening. Everything else was very well written, with just the right amount of suspense and romance (Well maybe a little excess romance but whatever).
The Bottom Line: The ending came out of nowhere and was a little complicated, but still interesting.