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Medina, Meg.
Somerville : Condlewick, 2016

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The summer of 1977 was a crazy time in New York City. There was disco, women’s lib, arson, an intense heatwave, a blackout, and a murderer called the Son of Sam targeting young couples out on dates. In the midst of all this, high school senior Nora López just wants to save enough money to move out on her own and get a fresh start. She's excited to start dating Pablo, the cute stock boy at the bodega where she works, but every time they’re out together she’s watching over her shoulder for the killer at large. Meanwhile, Nora’s mother could be laid off any day and her brother’s mood swings are getting violent. With a tingly sense of unseen danger around each corner, Meg Medina brings 1970s NYC to vivid life in this gripping novel. If you enjoyed The Get Down on Netflix, you must pick up Burn Baby Burn today!  (Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award 2017-2018)

SUBJECTS:     Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction.
                        Electric power failures -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
                        Serial murders New York (State) New York Fiction. Teenage girls Fiction.

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