The Friday 56: Burn Baby Burn

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

“Really, Stiller’s just an activism junkie with a capital A, as in Anti-War, Anti-Imperialism, Anti-Misogyny, and so on. There’s not a cause she won’t defend if it means giving it to the establishment.”

Meg Medina blew me away with the historical novel Burn Baby Burn. The author does a phenomenal job of bringing to life 1977 New York, a year when the Son of Sam was on a rampage and a city-wide blackout threw New York into chaos. My mini review for this one will be up Sunday. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Goodreads Synopsis:

      “Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous year 1977 in New York. 
      After a freezing winter, a boiling hot summer explodes with arson, a blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam, who is shooting young people on the streets seemingly at random.
      Not only is the city a disaster, but Nora has troubles of her own: her brother, Hector, is growing more uncontrollable by the day, her mother is helpless to stop him, and her father is so busy with his new family that he only calls on holidays.
      And it doesn’t stop there. The super’s after her mother to pay their overdue rent, and her teachers are pushing her to apply for college, but all Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. There is a cute guy who started working with her at the deli, but is dating even worth the risk when the killer especially likes picking off couples who stay out too late?

26 thoughts on “The Friday 56: Burn Baby Burn

  1. This one sounds exciting, those were scary times when Son of Sam stalked couples. My book post today is “Furiously Happy” where the author writes with humor about her mental illness.

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