Burning from the Inside
Written by: Christine Walde
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.56" x 8.00"
Publication Date: Jun 01, 2013
YAF036000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Literary
YAF037000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Loners & Outcasts
YAF001000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
YAF029000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Law & Crime
Shortlisted, 2014 ReLit Award (Fiction)
“The adrenaline rush for these [two teen protagonists] is achieved through challenging society’s rules about sex, drugs, alcohol and tagging … Walde riffs on Orwell’s classic 1984 in showing how counterculture lifestyles are an attempt to find real emotion in a society devoid of meaningful relationships.”
— Resource Links
“I enjoy a good mystery, and although this book isn’t part of the mystery genre, it had a really good hook … Aside from the interesting plot, the characters themselves were believable, and … likeable as well.”
— I've Read This
Getting caught is nothing new for graffiti-writer Thom, but this time it lands him in a youth detention centre. He’s offered a chance to clean his record — if he can infiltrate and inform on a group of writers known as the G7. Writing under his new identity, TNT, Thom gets the attention of the G7 … and the admiration of one of their members. Aura keeps having the dream: the one where her writer idol Story shows her The Ten — a legendary work of graffiti that holds the promise of quintessential truths. Aura’s obsession surrounding Story intensifies when a new graf bomber starts appearing over town: TNT. Not usually one for signs, Aura comes to believe that he is meant to show her the way to Tiger Mountain, the secret location of The Ten.
In her search for the truth about Story, Aura is blind to the lies surrounding TNT. And as Thom gets closer to the G7, he questions the motives of the cop who put him up to it — and his wonders whether his own motives have changed.