Friday, March 12, 2010
Frozen Fire by Tim Bowler
The story is about Dusty and how she is dealing with the loss of her brother (he has been missing for two years). It starts with a phone call on a late winter night. “I’m dying,” a boy’s voice says on the other end of the line. Dusty is about to hang up and forget all about his weird call but then the voice starts saying things that only someone who knows her intimately could say. Who is he and how has he gotten Dusty’s cell number? Some of the things he is saying are things that only her brother could know. Does this boy know where her brother is? She has so many questions about what really happened to her brother the night he disappeared. Suddenly drawn in, Dusty very much wants to save this boy. Dusty is compelled to help him in the hopes of getting her answers. There is only one problem, she cannot find him. Part human, part spirit, he won’t let himself be found because he thinks he is dangerous. Dusty is not the only one looking for this boy. Now she is in a race against the whole town. They all think he is to blame for the recent disturbances in town. A great story about a boy not of this world, and a girl determined to save him.
Some might not like this book because it leaves a lot of things unanswered. While I agree that Bowler could have given the story a little more closure, I also think that the current ending lets the reader decide for themselves exactly what/who the boy is and why he came into Dusty's life. I have my own theories...now make yours.