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Book #26: Firestarter by Stephen King

Number of pages: 510

This book opens with Andy and his daughter Charlie on the run; Charlie has an unusual power, which you can probably guess from the book's title is starting fires with the power of her mind. The military are after her, with a desire to use her as a weapon, and you can probably guess that they will end up using her as a test subject.

This does happen, too, and this takes up most of the second half of the novel. So, this book felt more intelligent than just a story about someone committing acts of arson, and both main characters are ones that I felt sympathy for very quickly.

Although most of the time, I could tell where this book was headed, I enjoyed re-reading this novel. There was a lot of sadness towards the end, but it did at least have an upbeat ending.

Next book: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
Tags: conspiracy fiction, contemporary, grief, horror, parenting, sci-fi

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