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The story focuses on Zach, a former druggie who sings lead for a small-time band while also wrestling. Both groups apply pressure for their activity to be the main focus in Zach's life. The band treats him like friends, but their lifestyle is ragged, nights full of partying, grungy hair, and a total disregard for school and safety. With wrestling, he has no friends, but enjoys the same thrill stepping onto the mat as he does standing before a crowd with a microphone.
The first problem of the story is that much of Zach's change, from grunge to wrestler, has already happened by the time we meet him. He's quit smoking and drinking to make sure he meets his weigh-ins and doesn't "gas out" in the middle of matches. I would have liked to have been there when the clash between Wrestling and Rock weren't just about time schedules and dual-booking, but actual, physical decisions carrying far greater consequences for his health and life.
It also doesn't help that Zach comes across as a jerk. Yes, he's a loaner, and lacks self-esteem, and the author portrays him as a jerk on purpose...but that still means he's a jerk. It takes a bit to warm up to him. The wrestling matches help with that.
I was unsure just how much I'd enjoy this book for the first quarter or so. After a few of the meets, however, I was hooked. I found myself caring how well Zach did with every match.Read more ›
I found lots of errors in my Kindle version - mainly being that you would "change the page" and it wouldn't pick up where the last page left off. It would skip forward slightly, guessing just several words, but it's hard to tell when it's missing. Most of the time I could fill in the missing words, but other times it left you clueless as to what should have been there. This was highly dissapointing.
Like "Throwback," the author has crafted a realistic depiction of high school life, with a well-rounded cast of teenage characters that change over time. Constant turmoil defines those years for many kids, and Conifer captures that perfectly in "FireHouse."
I have read all of this author's books to date. They are all page-turners.
It was a good story for just about any age group.
Dave Conifer writes in the manner that people talk......at least the people I know!
I think this is one of the reasons he is so popular. It is easy to put yourself in the place of the main character....ANY character, actually.
Not many authors can do that.
Once I start one of his books I know I will be finished with it the next day. I hope he keep writing and writing!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was a very good book I liked how there were twist and turns in the book and I'm a wrestler so I thought I was a great bookPublished on February 28, 2014 by lane
Fire House is a great story about the trials and tribulations of modern teenagers and some of the tough choices they are faced with. Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by Kev