A review by ashleyreads88
We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire by Joy McCullough

challenging dark emotional inspiring reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A
After reading and loving Blood Water Paint, I had no doubt that I would love We Are The Ashes, We Are The Fire as well.  This book was unique, it was two different stories in one.  There was the main story which was told in prose about Em's older sister (Nor) and how the family coped with the aftermath of a trial and wanted justice for a heinous crime against Nor.  Then there was the story of Marguerite de Breseaux that Em wrote in free verse.  Both stories have something in common.  We Are The Ashes, We Are The Fire was a beautiful, heartbreaking book.

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