Fire & Flood

Fire & Flood

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A pulse-pounding thrill ride, where a teen girl must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life - and her own.

Time is slipping away. . . .

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to the middle of nowhere for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother isdying - and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

Victoria Scott's breathtaking novel grabs readers by the throat and doesn't let go.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545537469
Branch Call Number: YA SCO
Characteristics: 305 p. ;,22 cm
Alternative Title: Fire and flood

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maggiemayreed
Jun 12, 2015

i was looking for stuff like the hunger games and this was pretty cool not as cool as the hunger games but along the same line

Kutysv Sep 01, 2014

An interesting book. Tella enters a competition to win the cure for her brother. This feels like the Hunger Games but Tella is less of a Katniss than I would hope. She seems helpless more often than she feels capable. Still, the writing was interesting and kept me turning the pages.

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kholabilal
Jul 24, 2014

i absolutely loved this book! It was suspenseful and funny! GREAT READ!!

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emilyswartzer
Mar 22, 2014

Hmmm……..Woah! All of a sudden I remembered exactly where I read this before! I'm pretty sure it was this über popular YA series called….The Hunger Games. Oh, there was also a tad bit of this popular reality TV series called The Amazing Race. I love that show, but it's best left a show. So on my actual review, I made this chart. And on this chart, I listed what Fire & Flood took from The Hunger Games. I came up with a lot of stuff.
1. Tella enters this race (I swear I forgot the name of the race every other minute) to SAVE HER BROTHER. I think I might've heard this before. 2. At the beginning of the race, each contestant gets a serpent pin. Okay, it's not a bird, but very similar. 3. Even the words spoken to the contestants are so similar. THG: "May the odds ever be in your favor." F&F: "May the best contestant win." These are only a few of the things I found, but there are many more. And then some of the similarities between The Amazing Race and Fire & FLood. 1. The clues. Instead of searching for clues, contestants are basically lazybums who get a device that tells them what to do. Not recommended. This is a pitiful attempt at a book. I'm not trying to trash it, but this book deserves it. How this could get published, I have no idea. At the end of all this, I have one message: The Hunger Games were here first. Stop being a copycat.

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Bakergirl_13
Feb 06, 2016

Sexual Content: Inappropriate touching, including kissing and handling of private parts. Also indications of sex, as in, "So, you gonna do it?" (which by the way they don't). Tella and Guy sleep together once or twice.

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Bakergirl_13
Feb 06, 2016

Violence: Nothing seriously gory. One guy's head is held under quicksand until he dies. Guy threatens to "end" somebody. Pandoras attack contestants by the orders of their owners.

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Bakergirl_13
Feb 06, 2016

Coarse Language: quite a bit of language, including pi---ed, f---, d---, sh---, h---, bi---h, and several missuses of God, Jesus, and Lord.

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Bakergirl_13
Feb 06, 2016

Bakergirl_13 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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blue_tiger_1679
May 30, 2014

blue_tiger_1679 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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katehowell
Jun 20, 2015

Hundreds of people race in four climates for a cure to save someone they love.

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