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About the Book

How to Set a Fire and Why

Lucia Stanton’s father is dead, her mother is in a mental hospital, and she’s recently been kicked out of school --- again. Living with her aunt in a garage-turned-bedroom, and armed with only a book, a Zippo lighter and a pocketful of stolen licorice, she spends her days riding the bus to visit her mom and following the only rule that makes any sense: Don’t do things you aren’t proud of.

When Lucia discovers that her school has a secret Arson Club, her life is suddenly lit up; she’ll do anything to join. Edgy, raw and hilarious, HOW TO SET A FIRE AND WHY is a thrilling story about growing up the hard way.

Audiobook available, read by Emma Galvin

How to Set a Fire and Why
by Jesse Ball

  • Publication Date: June 13, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN-10: 1101911751
  • ISBN-13: 9781101911754