Publisher description for Burn baby burn / Meg Medina.
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While violence runs rampant throughout New York, a teenage girl faces danger within her own home in Meg Medina's riveting coming-of-age novel.
Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora’s family life isn’t going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. And while there is a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late? Award-winning author Meg Medina transports us to a time when New York seemed balanced on a knife-edge, with tempers and temperatures running high, to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit — and the hardest to accept.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Electric power failures -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Serial murders -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Electric power failures. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00905465
Serial murders. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01113115
Young adult fiction. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01183080
New York (State) -- New York. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01204333