A House Afire
Phyllis Sorin has seen all sorts of people. With two kind Aunts who rent out the rooms of their house to anyone in need, the people she calls family are a little different from most. There's Bill, who takes on the personalities of movie characters. There's Quincy, whose best friend is a drag queen. There's Anna, an opera singer and kung-fu master. And Phyllis, well, she's...more
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I’ll be completely honest and say that I didn’t enjoy A House Afire. It took me forever to finish because I just couldn’t get into it. By page 100, it was picking up a little and it wasn’t so ba ...more
I LOVED the characters in this book! They were all extremely original....not an ounce of "cliche" to be found anywhere with the characters. I especially loved the main character Phyllis. She's written in a way that makes her very real with a rich honest voice. Even going through that weird teen stage where she feels weird and un ...more
Phyllis Sorin has a secret. She can breathe fire. It's not something she can share with people and it makes life a bit difficult, especially as a teenager. At the end of her eighth grade year she has no friends and nothing to ...more
She plans on becoming a Foreign Service Officer, Librarian, Museum Curator, Beach-resider, World-Traveler, Magazine Editor, and Super Spy in the very near future. Take a look at her blog, or leave a message on her facebook fan page, "A House Afir ...more