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Playing with Matches By Brian Katcher Playing with Matches SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD LEON SANDERS has a mug that looks like it should be hanging in a post office somewhere If he didn t have his twisted sense of humor he d have nothing at all So it s no wonder to Le

  • Title: Playing with Matches
  • Author: Brian Katcher
  • ISBN: 9780385735445
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Playing with Matches By Brian Katcher SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD LEON SANDERS has a mug that looks like it should be hanging in a post office somewhere If he didn t have his twisted sense of humor, he d have nothing at all So it s no wonder to Leon and his friends that the gorgeous Amy Green will never even look twice at him However, there is one girl who might Melody Hennon Everyone at Zumner High keeps their diSEVENTEEN YEAR OLD LEON SANDERS has a mug that looks like it should be hanging in a post office somewhere If he didn t have his twisted sense of humor, he d have nothing at all So it s no wonder to Leon and his friends that the gorgeous Amy Green will never even look twice at him However, there is one girl who might Melody Hennon Everyone at Zumner High keeps their distance from Melody because she was burned in a childhood accident Leon has avoided her, too, until the day he tells her a bad joke and makes her laugh Although Leon worries what people will think of him dating Melody, he s happy to have someone in his life who thinks he s special That is, happy until Amy Green asks him out after Leon saves her from getting detention Will Leon give up a shot with the Beauty so that he can live the fairy tale with the Beast
    Playing with Matches By Brian Katcher

    Playing with Matches A Novel Orenstein, Hannah Playing With Matches is a fun, drama filled, behind the scenes look at the life and love of an elite New York matchmaker from a former insider who s lived to tell the burning tale Camille Perri, author of The Assistants and When Katie Met Cassidy What Are the Dangers of Kids Playing With Matches Our Physical Injury Physical injury is typically the first worry with kids who are playing with matches, with burns being the greatest worry Burns can be mild, such as when a child touches the match head after blowing it out or while it s still lit. Playing With Matches A Burning Tutorial A Photography Play with matches Crossword clue Crossword Nexus Play with matches Find potential answers to this crossword clue at crosswordnexus Guide to games After dinner games Playing with matches Nov , Each player has five matches Alternately, lay one of your matches along one of the lines, with the match head pointing towards yourself If two parallel matches are on adjacent lines, a player Prevent Children from Playing with Lighters and Matches Never allow children to play with lighters or matches Children as young as two have started fires with lighters Matches and lighters can be deadly in a child s hands Keep all matches and lighters out of reach in a high cabinet, preferably a locked one Do not leave young children unattended. Sidewalk Cops Episode Don t Play With Matches YouTube Jul , Click here to subscribe In this episode, the Sidewalk Cops catch someone playing with matches Don t Play with Matches Quest World of Warcraft Comment by SuperFam On alts where you haven t done much any questing in Stormstong Valley it would seem that you have to quest at least far enough to get to Trouble at Fort Daelin If you ve done some questing but don t have Trouble at Fort Daelin in your log, check if Freedom for the Sea is available on your map south of Fort Daelin This should also mean Don t Play with Matches and the other

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    1. Heather on said:

      Time to be honest here I only read this book as a favor to a friend who gave me a stack of books to read I picked this one to read first because it was the one I wanted to read the least The cover did nothing for me and I dreaded starting it Imagine my surprise to discover I couldn t put it down.Leon is a self professed loser He was bullied in middle school and has gotten throgh high school by essentially being invisable But when he has to do a project with the school freak burn victim Melody, h [...]

    2. Michael on said:

      I seriously credit this book with having a huge impact on my life September 2011 My freshman year of high school I enjoyed reading, but did VERY little of it However, I had nothing to do in my study hall, so I go to the library to find a book to read This one catches my eye based on its cover that I thought was interesting And so I checked it out, and fell in love This book made me love reading I was hooked and could not put this down Amy mesmerized me I had never read a book before with a femal [...]

    3. Allison on said:

      Katcher, Brian Playing With Matches, 304 pgs Random House Children s Books Language PG 13, Sexual Content PG 13 Violence G Leon dreams of one day hooking up with the beautiful Amy Green Unfortunately, Leon is your typical seventeen year old complete with obnoxious cohorts and girls who are friends but not girlfriends More often than not he is concentrating on her in chemistry instead of the teacher Then he is paired with Melody for their history project and things start to change for Leon Melod [...]

    4. Nurshafiqa on said:

      mr brian katcher you are officially one of my favorite authors it was oh so funny i laughed quite loudly, i must add and grinned and smiled a lot throughout the book.but it was also kind of painful a lot of truths were said in this book between looks and personality, looks almost always won that realization was like a rude awakening for me how many times did we bear with the hot guy girl we ve crushed on forever even if they are boring you out of your minds and you have nothing in common at all [...]

    5. Thomas on said:

      I read this book two years ago originally I had given it four stars, but now I m giving it 3.5 and rounding it down to three I felt like the main character possessed qualities or a lack of qualities that made him relatable to the average teenage male This didn t make me like him any less, though.Also, the ending annoyed me It sort of made the entire book pointless, at least plot wise If the author had the intention of utilizing this work as a wake up call to all the individuals who judge others [...]

    6. Nina on said:

      Oh wow, you could really see into the characters heads, the honesty was brutal and brilliant When he went to kiss her ear my heart broke Well done Mr Katcher, well done.

    7. Jen Warren on said:

      I can t believe I never reviewed thisBrian Katcher has a unique voice in the YA world and Playing With Matches is a book like none I d ever read before To be honest, I didn t expect to like it That changed by the end of the first page Really.I m not going to recap here, as the author s blurb does a wonderful job of introduction, and I d hate to spoil this story for anyone What I will say is this the dialogue is realistic, the characters are genuine, and the plot moves along at the perfect pace T [...]

    8. Anna Bautista on said:

      I absolutely loved this book As a person who s gone through what Melody has gone kind of boy has girl, boy sees another girl, boy leaves original girl , this book really touched me I laughed, I rolled my eyes, I grunted and I smiled at all Leon s moments I even felt for Amy at some time, and I usually hate whoever Amy is in real life the girl who home wreaks or the girl who s every guys dream Brian Katcher really puts the mind of a teenage boy in this book I can t stress enough how good this boo [...]

    9. Sara on said:

      I enjoyed this somewhat cringe worthy novel of teen romance, angst and whatnot Leon is a junior in high school and can t seem to get any girls especially his dream girl, Amy He s pining away at his locker when he suddenly finds himself sharing locker space as well as project time with Melody, a scarred, childhood burn victim who is even of an outcast than he is Strange and wonderful things start to happen He develops friendly maybe even than friendly feelings for Melody, and miracle of miracle [...]

    10. Amanda on said:

      4.5 stars I love this author so much I think hhe s underrated and maybe a little off the beaten path but I feel compelled to find everything he s written and read it The writing evokes memories of my adolescence good and bad and I can t read fast enough Love, love, love

    11. Liza Gilbert on said:

      I absolutely adored this book The story of a boy who falls in love with a disfigured girl was touching, emotional, memorable.

    12. Miriam on said:

      Leon Sanders wants to date dream girl Amy Green, but he would settle for dating just about anybody He has gone through the school systems with a relatively low place on the social food chain, experiencing somewhat decent luck with friends and zero luck with girls One day Leon finds that his new locker neighbor is Melody Hennon, the ultimate outcast A victim on a childhood burn incident, Melody is severely disfigured The flames had eaten away most of Melody s face and left her with no ears whatso [...]

    13. Jaime Titus on said:

      Some people only think that beauty comes from the outside Do you personally value a pretty face or a charming character Leon Sanders, a teenage boy, must decide which he values in Playing with Matches Melody Hennon has a charming personality but is avoided by most people in her high school because of her scars she acquired in a childhood accident involving fire One day, Leon was paired with Melody for a project, and they became really close because of it They even start dating After a few months [...]

    14. Rose Haertl on said:

      Summary Leon Sanders is a young high school student who is very secluded He seems to be unimportant to his friends and peers, and, in the dating section, very lonely He seems to drool after a young girl named Amy Green, but who would want to notice a outcast like him However, there is one girl who seems to capture his attention, and her name is Melody He not very interested in her, but she likes his sense of humor Due to this, things seems to warm up between them and they start to become closer [...]

    15. Alice on said:

      I m having trouble with Playing with Matches I began it because I need to read and see representations of people with facial differences However, I am unable to finish this book because it is a flaming load of toxic garbage that not only perpetuates seeing women as objects but also seeing women with facial differences as a worse form of less than human.Playing with Matches Because dating a girl with a facial difference is a tricky game I don t care, I did not get far enough to find out the meta [...]

    16. Sarah on said:

      How important is physical beauty in human relationships, and why Young adult books and movies often suggest that inner beauty is far valuable and that the smart hero or heroine will win out, despite not being on the Homecoming court But the characters in those books our their adult counterparts are rarely repulsive, or even ugly Playing With Matches is different The male narrator is the smart slightly nerdy type, probably average looking, certainly self deprecating But the object of his very co [...]

    17. Travis on said:

      This book was not what I was expecting I was expecting a teen romance and it was a teen romance, but it was also a way to make some sense of what ifs from my high school days and my reunions My ten year high school reunion was filled with conversations with women who told me that they had crushes on me in high school, but never said a thing as they introduced me to their husbands I spent most of the night, and than a bit of time in the years that followed, trying to figure out why When I read t [...]

    18. Shawn Bird on said:

      Another winner by author Brian Katcher, whose male narrators ring so true Katcher has dealt with the complexities of relationships as he examines lust and friendship amid dreams and realities In this book, while lusting over the cheer leader he s adored since elementary, the main character makes friends with the burn victim who has been the butt of jokes and ignored for years Of course, just when their relationship amps up, the cheerleader takes an interest at last There are no stereotypes here [...]

    19. Nicholas May on said:

      Brian Katcher s debut novel tells a tale of teenage boy who finds himself stuck between finally getting noticed by the hottest girl in school and realizing he is in love with the freak Melody, who was badly burned as a child I am currently writing a YA novel, and therefor I have been reading as many of them as I can I don t find many debut novels that can get me hooked so completely, rooting for, screaming at, and worrying about the characters I loved the book, and Brian Katcher is a name to wat [...]

    20. Brian on said:

      Playing with Matches is what I would describe as an unconventional love story Leon is your typical high school dork who can t get a girlfriend He befriends Melody, who is a girl who had severe facial damage She s someone who no one has bothered to talk to or give a chance to But he has his eyes on the beautiful Amy, who wouldnt give him a chance Is it worth throwing away a deep friendship with Melody for a chance with the beautiful Amy This book was a powerful read, filled with a cast of memorab [...]

    21. Patricia on said:

      A good story about getting what you think you wanted, only to find out that maybe you made the wrong choice after all.

    22. Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book* on said:

      Katcher, Brian Playing With Matches, 304 pgs Random House Children s Books Language PG 13, Sexual Content PG 13 Violence G Leon dreams of one day hooking up with the beautiful Amy Green Unfortunately, Leon is your typical seventeen year old complete with obnoxious cohorts and girls who are friends but not girlfriends More often than not he is concentrating on her in chemistry instead of the teacher Then he is paired with Melody for their history project and things start to change for Leon Melod [...]

    23. Brittany on said:

      Leon isn t all that attractive and has a weird sense of humor, so it s no wonder he s never had a girlfriend He has a small group of friends though that are just as weird as he is He also has a huge crush on Amy, the most attractive girl in the school He s had a crush on her since seventh grade, but can never seem to approach her to even talk with her Then there s Melody She had an accident when she was younger that left her with no ears, no nose and scars all over her face She was always the bu [...]

    24. Judy (Geeky Reading) on said:

      3.5 4 5 This review, among many others, is also available on my blog I liked this book I had a small problem with it and I was expecting hoping to like it , but overall I did enjoy it.Leon, the main character, is a pretty average guy, although he doesn t have a nice face and so has no luck with girls Melody has been going to school with him for years, but aside from being made fun of, no one pays attention to her, because most of her face and neck and ears are horribly scarred by a burn Includin [...]

    25. Emily Witter on said:

      It was a beautifully long message about how someones face molds into who they are once you get to know them

    26. Alexa Albietz on said:

      You can t unlight a lit match Playing with Matches is a young adult fiction by Brian Katcher Like many young adult novels you are stuck with the classic love triangle or the love sick teens This book is narrated by Leon Sanders a seventeen year old junior Leon is a nerd, a loser, and has four friends That s is until he does a random act of kindness for the most bullied and mistreated girl in the school Melody she was disfigured in a fire when she was a child The flames had eaten away most of Mel [...]

    27. Terry on said:

      Guys like the hot chick Beauty is only skin deep These two truisms, and the tension between them, are the fondation of Katcher s funny coming of age story There s a lot to like in this book plenty of humor, believably dorky protagonist, an interesting twist on teen aged love lust Leon fits the social misfit roll well he likes Monty Python, Black Adder, and t shirts with odd sayings making his journey from awkward with girls to caught in a love triangle believable There are many moments in the st [...]

    28. Dezireen Austin on said:

      This debut young adult novel is refreshingly free of vampires, magical portals, Demi gods, futuristic hell or space bound teen heroes It s about life, simply put.Leon Sanders is an ordinary teen whose self esteem is rather low due to his less than movie star looks Sound familiar It should that s 99% of America, if not teenagers themselves Spotted with humor and stupid jokes, Leon is a likable person whose hormones are on fire as he persistently tries to find that perfect girl, the one who unders [...]

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