The Burning Girl
Messud (The Woman Upstairs, 2013) returns with this searing tale of female adolescence. Julia and Cassie have been friends since preschool. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship. A brilliant and irresistible coming-of-age story.