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[Read Kindle] ⚟ The Arsonist º Molly Mavity is not a normal teenage girl For one thing, her father is a convicted murderer, and his execution date is fast approaching For another, Molly refuses to believe that her mother is dead, and she waits for the day when they ll be reunited despite all evidence that this will never happenPepper Yusef is not your average teenage boy A Kuwaiti immigrant with epilepsy, serious girl problems, and the most useless seizure dog in existence, he has to write a series of essays over the summer or fail out of schoolAnd Ava Dreyman the brave and beautiful East German resistance fighter whose murder at seventeen led to the destruction of the Berlin Wall is unlike anyone you ve met beforeWhen Molly gets a package leading her to Pepper, they re tasked with solving a decades old mystery find out who killed Ava, back inUsing Ava s diary for clues, Molly and Pepper realize there s to her life and death than meets the eye Someone is lying to them And someone out there is guiding them along, desperate for answers I have been waiting what feels like forever to read this book Last year I fell head over heels for The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly and immediately added The Arsonist to by TBR I was super lucky to get my hands on an ARC of this at YALC and was thrilled as it wasn t a book I was expecting to see there Nevertheless, I have finally read it and I was absolutely blown away by how gorgeous it was The Arsonist was nothing like I expected it to be I ll be honest and say that I hadn t really read the b I have been waiting what feels like forever to read this book Last year I fell head over heels for The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly and immediately added The Arsonist to by TBR I was super lucky to get my hands on an ARC of this at YALC and was thrilled as it wasn t a book I was expecting to see there Nevertheless, I have finally read it and I was absolutely blown away by how gorgeous it was The Arsonist was nothing like I expected it to be I ll be honest and say that I hadn t really read the blurb as I knew I wanted this book regardless of what it was about because I loved Oakes writing so much in her debut This is such a gorgeous story of finding yourself and friendship and it is written in the most beautiful way By the end of the book I had tears pouring down my face because I was just so attached to the characters and it really mattered to me what happened next I did foresee where the story would lead but I certainly did not make the connections in the way they were actually made in the book and they were so well woven together.The story is told from three perspectives and Stephanie Oakes has done a marvellous job at creating three unique voices and somehow managing to weave all of their stories together Even many of the secondary characters were somehow woven into the bigger picture and it all seems so effortless by the end I rarely write physical notes whilst reading but after every few chapters of this book I found myself theorising and writing down how Molly, Pepper and Ava could be connected On many of those pages after my notes, I ve just written WHAT For once I actually really enjoyed feeling quite lost in the story and not being 100% aware of what the connections were, it meant I really had to get to know the characters and I grew to love them quickly It may not have the quickest plot but as someone who lives for well written characters, this book was marvellous In fact, I read the whole thing in 24 hours and at 496 pages that is saying quite something A bit about our characters but don t worry, there will be no spoilers from me Molly Mavity is the daughter of the Arsonist, her father has committed terrible crimes and is sentenced to death on death row Her mother committed suicide several years ago but Molly refuses to believe this and thinks her mother is still out there somewhere Molly is an outsider and I love her for that She doesn t want to fit it, she just wants to be herself and if that means she is a bit of a loner then so be it Molly is so determined and curious about everything and I really valued those traits in her I loved her journey and development throughout the book and although her story is tainted with huge sadness, Molly comes out on top.Pepper is just an absolute sweetheart We read his POV through a series of essays he has to write in order to graduate high school Pepper lives with his father, a fisherman, after they moved to the US from Kuwait, where his mother died shortly after giving birth to him He is epileptic and has a seizure dog called Bertrand, who appears to be pretty useless but is a great companion nonetheless I loved Pepper s humour and he provided some of the best laugh out loud moments of the book Pepper s life changes rather drastically when Molly comes crashing into it, but why have they been brought together Ava Dreyman provides our third POV through a series of diary entries, think Anne Frank style Ava is a young girl living in East Berlin during the 1980s and we see her many struggles with the system, love and family I really enjoyed reading her diary entries as they were interesting and informative but the whole time I was reading them I couldn t help but try and figure out what the connection was It becomes slightly clearer towards the end but even these diary entries come with their own sets of twists and turns.Each chapter peels back a layer from the relevant character and brings you a step closer to revealing the truth I couldn t pick a favourite POV to read from as each had their own endearing quality to them What I can say is that these characters are exceptionally well written and it doesn t take long to build a connection with them The question you will want answered is how are they connected to each other The Arsonist is a magnificent read, it is beautifully written and will keep you interested and intrigued right up until the end We sound like really dumb comic book characters, I said The cabbage and the pepper, out to solve an epic mysteryWhat a seriously bizarre and random book.I was a huge fan of Oakes s debut The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly a couple of years back, and I was really excited to get my hands on her second YA novel, but The Arsonist was SO WEIRD I love books that do something different, but it was almost like this book was trying too hard to be quirky.How can I even explain Well it s a stWe sound like really dumb comic book characters, I said The cabbage and the pepper, out to solve an epic mysteryWhat a seriously bizarre and random book.I was a huge fan of Oakes s debut The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly a couple of years back, and I was really excited to get my hands on her second YA novel, but The Arsonist was SO WEIRD I love books that do something different, but it was almost like this book was trying too hard to be quirky.How can I even explain Well it s a story with three perspectives Molly, Pepper and Ava Molly addresses her perspective to Pepper, who we learn is in a coma We also learn that Molly believes her deceased mother to be alive and living in secret Pepper s perspective takes us back in time to his childhood in Kuwait and to how he met Molly and got himself dragged into solving the mystery of her mother s supposed suicide Ava s perspective is set in East Berlin during the Cold War.Eventually, it becomes clear that Ava s past is tied up with Molly and Pepper s present In an extremely convoluted mystery, we see Molly and Pepper travelling to Berlin to solve the mystery of Ava s death Some of the plot choices seemed very strange to me, almost coming across as slapstick in their execution The bad guys make lengthy and really convenient speeches, and the plot is furthered by strange coincidences, weird bouts of luck, and a lot of jumping to seemingly out of reach conclusions Overall, it s just such a weird and convoluted narrative, with lots of silly and random additions For one example, the scene where Molly drinks 30 cartons of milk and pees herself in the classroom For another, the part where Pepper makes himself drink ipecac, throws up, and then goes out to a karaoke bar to sing I Will Survive For one , the fact that Pepper s service animal for his seizures is a useless pug called Bertrand Everything is bizarrely comical.Is this book meant to be a complex mystery An interesting intertwining of history and the present day Or a weirdass comedy I don t know I just know it didn t work for me.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Very interesting and has some good twists and turns Love how the story came together throughout Was a little slow for about the first half but overall it was entertaining Overall, I good mystery and it has diary entries I love books with letters, diary or journal entries Adds so much to a story So after finishing the amazingness that was Minnow BlyI NEED THIS So after finishing the amazingness that was Minnow BlyI NEED THIS