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I'd rather burn than bloom  Cover Image Book Book

I'd rather burn than bloom / Shannon C.F. Rogers.


Some girls call their mother their best friend. Marisol Martin? She could never relate. She and her mom were forever locked in an argument with no beginning and no end. Clothes, church, boys, no matter the topic, Marisol always felt like there was an unbridgeable gap between them that they were perpetually shouting across, one that she longed to close. But when her mother dies suddenly, Marisol is left with no one to fight against, haunted by all the things that she both said and didn't say. Her dad seems completely lost, and worse, baffled by Marisol's attempts to connect with her mother's memory through her Filipino culture. Her brother Bernie is retreating further and further into himself. And when Marisol sleeps with her best friend's boyfriend - and then punches said best friend in the face - she's left alone, with nothing but a burning anger, and nowhere for it to go. And Marisol is determined to stay angry, after all, there's a lot to be angry about-- her father, her mother, the world. But as a new friendship begins to develop with someone who just might understand, Marisol reluctantly starts to open up to her, and to the possibility there's something else on the other side of that anger-- something more to who she is, and who she could be. -- From jacket cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250845665
  • ISBN: 1250845661
  • Physical Description: 312 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2023.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 13 and up. Feiwel and Friends.
Grades 10-12. Feiwel and Friends.
HL770L Lexile
Awards Note:
Asian/Pacific American Young Adult Literature Award, 2024
Subject: Teenage girls > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Mothers > Death > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
School discipline > Fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Filipino Americans > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Illustrated works.

Available copies

  • 21 of 23 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cass County.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA ROG 2023 (Text) 0002206338036 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA ROG 2023 (Text) 0002206338028 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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