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Nicole Castro seemed to have everything. She had won several beauty pageants, was super popular, and everyone loved her.

Or so it seemed at first, before the attack.

One moment, she has it all- the next, someone is throwing acid on her. With half her face covered in bandages and scars, Nicole goes from the top of the crowd to hiding in the shadows. Nicole thinks she will be in hiding forever when a smart, epileptic boy named Jay befriends her and makes it his goal to find the acid-thrower.

Burning Blue is a little different from what I had expected. Instead of being told from Nicole’s point of view, the story is told as Jay sees it, as well as a few doctors notes and entries from Nicole’s journal. That was pretty cool.

The story-line? Not so much. I found that some of the really important details came out of nowhere and the ending seemed rushed. It was like you get this WOW of a story that can’t wait to finish itself.

Overall, it was okay. Aside from those important parts that don’t seem to have anything leading to them, Burning Blue is an inspiring story of moving on and looking for what it means to really care about someone.

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