Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance's Reviews > American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land

American Fire by Monica Hesse
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Jul 12, 2017

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Charlie and Tonya set sixty-seven fires around the rural Virginia coast over a period of months until they were finally caught and tried. It's a good story, well written, but I was disappointed that I never really understood the why of the arsons.
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July 9, 2017 – Started Reading
July 9, 2017 – Shelved
July 9, 2017 –
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July 12, 2017 – Finished Reading
July 15, 2017 – Shelved as: relationships

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Mikayla I think nobody really understands "why." Tonya maintains her innocence to this day, so she will probably never reveal her motives. Charlie simply wanted to make Tonya happy and save their relationship. That's why he did it.

Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance You are right, of course, but I wanted to understand more.

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