Anyway, here's the synopsis:
Arson Gable feels like a freak. He can create fire. He never asked for it. He never wanted it. But he can't shut it off.
Before now, three things were true: he both loved and despised his grandmother; his life was going nowhere; and he was alone. But when a strange girl - who feels more normal behind a mask than inside her own skin - moves in next door, Arson hopes to find something he's never had: purpose. After years of living in confusion and fear, he will be forced to confront his haunting past and embrace the unknown as he walks the fine line between boy and monster. Edgy, realistic, and breathtaking, Arson, the chilling chronicle of an isolated teenager with unimaginable ability, is set to ignite the hearts and minds of a new generation.
I found this author and this book after looking on the Facebook page of my favorite author, Ted Dekker. I'd noticed that one of his likes was by Author Estevan Vega, so I clicked the link and the first thing that caught my attention was the beautiful cover art for Arson. After looking at more of his books, I immediately went to Amazon and looked up Arson. After reading the synopsis, I added it to my shopping cart. A week or so later, I ordered it.
When I first started it I was wary because I'd never read anything by this author before. I was afraid of what I might find, it being a teenage-centered novel and all.
Anyway, the story line and plot were well fleshed out. I immediately felt myself sympathizing for Arson Gable and Emery Phoenix. That is always a good thing to have in a story - sympathy for the position the characters are in.
Language was on the fence between mild and medium-high. "Fr*gg*ng", "d*mn", "s*cks", "fr**king" are used repeatedly.
There was implied sexual behavior. Mandy speaks to Emery about her and Arson's "fling" and says the following: "all the things he did to me while we made love.".
There is repeated drinking by Emery's father, and by a group of teenagers.
Violence is very low.
All in all, Arson by Estevan Vega was an enjoyable read, though I believe that the language could have been left out.
I rate this book 4 of 5 stars.
4 of 5 stars