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Fire Colour One

Narrated by: Lucy Middleweek
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Summary

A bold and brilliant novel about love, lies and redemption from award-winning author Jenny Valentine - one of the greatest YA voices of her generation.

Iris' father, Ernest, is at the end of his life, and she hasn't even met him. Her best friend, Thurston, is somewhere on the other side of the world. Everything she thought she knew is up in flames. Now her mother has declared war and means to get her hands on Ernest's priceless art collection. But Ernest has other ideas. There are things he wants Iris to know after he's gone. And the truth has more than one way of coming to light.

©2015 Jenny Valentine (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A beautifully written story, soaked in love and important things." (Steven Camden, author of Tape)
"Stunning. Rich in prose, with a profound depth to the characters and themes. Extremely moving." (Sarah Lean, author of A Dog Called Homeless)
"One of the very best books I've read all year. I finished this and immediately turned back to the beginning again." (Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike)
"I loved the unconventional nature of this book. Each character is vivid and unique; intriguing and intricate." (Guardian Children's Books)

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What didn’t you like about Lucy Middleweek’s performance?

If you don't mind narrators replacing T's with D's, you'll have a preddy good time with this book. There are too many examples of her doing this to cadalogue. You're never waiding long for her to distract you from the plod with an unnecessary D. I was sidding there quite annoyed at times. Eventually, it was wader off a ducks back.

It has made me wonder if the narrator's name is actually Lucy Mittleweek and she's read it aloud and the publisher went along her phonetic spelling.