Firecracker A hilarious tragicomedy from New Girl and SNL writer David Iserson Being Astrid Krieger is absolutely all it s cracked up to be She lives in a rocket ship in the backyard of her parents estate She was

  • Title: Firecracker
  • Author: David Iserson
  • ISBN: 9781595146816
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • A hilarious tragicomedy from New Girl and SNL writer David Iserson Being Astrid Krieger is absolutely all it s cracked up to be She lives in a rocket ship in the backyard of her parents estate She was kicked out of the elite Bristol Academy and she s intent on her own special kind of revenge to whomever betrayed her She only loves her grandfather, an incrediblyA hilarious tragicomedy from New Girl and SNL writer David Iserson Being Astrid Krieger is absolutely all it s cracked up to be She lives in a rocket ship in the backyard of her parents estate She was kicked out of the elite Bristol Academy and she s intent on her own special kind of revenge to whomever betrayed her She only loves her grandfather, an incredibly rich politician who makes his money building nuclear warheads It s all good until We think you should go to the public school, Dad said This was just a horrible, mean thing to say Just hearing the words public school out loud made my mouth taste like urine which, not coincidentally, is exactly how the public school smells Will Astrid finally meet her match in the form of public school Will she find out who betrayed her and got her expelled from Bristol Is Noah, the sweet and awkward boy she just met, hiding something

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    1. I'm gonna give this between 1.5 and 2 stars.I had such high hopes for David Iserson's Firecracker. I mean, when you hear that a writer from New Girl writes a YA Contemporary, you expect a smart, laugh-a-minute-readwell, what I got was a frustrating, disappointing, only sometimes funny, read.Astrid Krieger loves her life. And why shouldn't she? Her family has moneyke, richer than God kind of moneyd she has great self-confidence. In fact, Astrid thinks she's pretty darn fantastic. A self-described [...]

    2. Can't remember the last time a book has made me laugh as hard and painfully as this one didA review:Astrid Krieger is a trouble maker. And a hilarious one at that. She's both admired and a little feared as a notorious one-woman show that loves to break the rules. Until she gets caught and thrown out of yet, another private school. Her uber rich family then decides it would be a wise decision to give Astrid a taste of what it means to be without the privileges and independence their money gives, [...]

    3. I randomly got this book at the Dollar Tree on one of my snack runs a few months ago and just picked it up on a whim to read. The snarky repartee of the main character made me laugh out loud in a time when laughter was greatly need in my life. If you're a fan of the movie,Mean Girls, or you love a flawed character who seeks redemption throughout a book while creating drama for themselves and everyone around them, this book is for you! It wasn't a perfect read by any means due to the author never [...]

    4. Firecracker is the story of Astrid Krieger, a seventeen year old girl who lives in a disused rocket ship on her parents' estate because she has just been expelled from her posho boarding school for breaking into the dean's office and stealing test papers. To teach her a lesson, her family decide to send her to the local public high school, where she meets Noah, a socially-awkward boy with a great line in seventies shirts, and Lucy, a hair-chewing loser. As Astrid finds her feet in her new school [...]

    5. one of the worst books I've ever read.To me it seems that Astrid is quirky only for the sake of being quirky. because it's the thing to write about in YA books.I kept waiting for something good, relatable, I don't know some moment, where she grows as a person. At least a glimpse of something redeeming or slightely interesting.But no. I couldn't continue.Even her parents, her sister and friends are the stereotypes you would expect. Only her grandfather was of slight interest to me, if only for a [...]

    6. Actual rating: 4.5(This review was originally posted at My Library in the Making.)When I think of how to start this review, the only thing that comes to mind is 'Did I really think of skipping this book?', because yes, I did. The blurb/description/whatever-it's-called doesn't hint at even one percent of this book's awesomeness. It's only May, but I think I've read one of my top five faves this year.Let me just say this now: the best thing about Firecracker was Astrid Krieger herself. She was obv [...]

    7. 3.5 stars.When reading this book, one can tell it is written by someone familiar with comedy. Astrid has a quick, witty narration and the reader is truly never bored.However, this book lacked some down-and-dirty emotion that is yearned for in most YA lit. I would recommend this book to a teen who wants a "fun read" or a "kick-ass girl protagonist". I will specify teen with someone who can deal with swearing though because there is a good amount of it in here.

    8. Astrid Krieger is not a good person.Growing up with a devious grandfather with unethical world views as a mentor, Astrid learned the ways of pranks, grudges, revenge and more importantly, sarcasm. This seventeen year old thinks not only highly of herself, but also highly of what she does, which includes mean jokes and following the ways of her unforgiving grandfather. She lived her life in the prestigious Bristol academy, cheating on tests and scaring people into respecting herwell, up until she [...]

    9. You can read this review and more on my blog, Caught Read Handed.My friend Annette aka Booknerderie sent me Firecracker for Christmas because, and I quote, “It’s hilarious and dry and sarcastic and the mc is an asshole and you would love it.”Firecracker She was right.“Astrid Krieger is such a bitch.” I love it. This book is hilarious, you guys. Ridiculously amusing. As is Astrid. She’s such an asshole and I completely love her. She’s unapologetic in her dickishness. She doesn’t c [...]

    10. The plot is flawed, weak, unclear at times, and the characters are flimsy. This is not a great book but some of the lines are chuckle-worthy. It's a fast read, so I finished it. "You're a real firecracker, Astrid, aren't you? 'Firecracker' is what people in certain social circles say when what they really mean is 'asshole.'""Forgiveness," he said, "is for those too weak to hold a grudge."I'm positive that I promised my parents when I was thirteen that I would never curse again. Can you believe t [...]

    11. I didnt really get the plot, until the book was almost over, but it definitely was a good and funny book. Its just a fast and easy read and yea, I liked it :)

    12. This review originally posted at: prettypagesblog.wordpress One of my favourite reading experiences is buying and reading a book that you know absolutely nothing about. With the internet providing us with so many ways to learn about books (blogs, , Instagram), there are not many occasions where I find myself entering a bookshop and not buying a book I had already been planning on buying. One day I was in a bookshop, and I saw this beautiful cover staring at me. And I knew then and there that I w [...]

    13. Actual rating: 2.5 starsI bought this book with my friend, Naths. Yearly, as tradition, one of my friends and I will buy the exact same book and read it together.This year, we chose Firecracker by David Iserson. Boy, what a rollercoaster ride. To begin with, I’m pretty neutral about this book. I wouldn’t say that it’s a bad book because it’s not – not by any stretch of the imagination. There were moments when it shined, moments when I couldn’t even put the book down. There were times [...]

    14. This is the first time I heard of a book described as 'tragi-comedy', often I heard that term used to describe movies, Filipino movies to be specific, because here in the Philippines, it's not proper movie advertising unless you mention that the movie has more than one genre, no matter how stupid that sounds.Anyway, I digress. Firecracker is a classic proud-haughty-princess-needs-to-learn-her-lesson-so-lets-send-her-to-a-public-domain story. Only here, the main character isn't a princess with a [...]

    15. **Review from books-anovelidea/**I'm not sure what I was expecting from David Iserson's Firecracker. Whatever it was, I was probably expecting it to be funny- he is after all a writer for SNL and New Girl. I should also probably add that New Girl is one of my favorite shows (mostly because it leaves me laughing and squealing with feels and my roommates probably think I have problems). So I guess my expectations were high. Thank goodness they were also fulfilled.Astrid Krieger is everything. She' [...]

    16. Astrid Krieger is a do- what- they want kind if person with a very rich family and nobody stopping her from doingb just that, whether it's selling of a police departments name, to trying to steal artwork from the louvre. But when on of her accomplisess in cheating betrays her and gives all the evidence to the dean, Dean Rein she is gone from her pritvate academy and placed into the public school system by choice of her family setting their foot down. This could just be about worse than jail, ( w [...]

    17. "The world turned and flung me."I did not want to read this book at first.This book was given to me as a gift by my grandparents. I had no interest in reading it when I had received it. None. At all. I throught this was going to be the most boring book in the world. I let this book sit on my shelf for about a year before I picked it up.I then realized that I was very, very wrong.Ths book was absolutely hilarious and heart-wrenching. I love Astrid and her sassiness, Lucy and her shy-awkwardness, [...]

    18. Firecracker by David Iserson was a book I found difficult to get through. Although I did not think the book was bad, I really didn’t find it to be very good either. The reason I chose to read it is because a review said it would be similar to John Green’s Looking for Alaska, my favorite book. That review was not even close. The only major similarity is that the main character is a sarcastic girl, but that is where the parallels end. Astrid Krieger (Firecracker’s main character) is a spoile [...]

    19. Spoiled rich girl gets kicked out of private school and must endure public school with peasants (gross!). Sounds like the perfect set up for amazing character development right?! In the end she'll see how horrible and stuck up she's been and come out stronger in the end. Right?! Nope.Apart from the actual realization of how mean and manipulative she is, Astrid has absolutely zero character development. (SPOILER?: she ends up seeking her revenge in the end but in order to do so she continues to r [...]

    20. This book promised to be funny and it certainly delivered. A funny book that makes you laugh-out-loud is rare so finding one has been a great surprise. The main character in this novel is Astrid Kreiger, and if you love a girl who breaks the rules, then this is the book for you. Astrid does what she wants and doesn’t care what anybody thinks of her.We first meet Astrid when she is returning home after being expelled from her exclusive boarding school. Astrid has no morals whatsoever and she is [...]

    21. Firecracker is the funniest book I have read in a very long time!! I listened to it via kindle text-to-speech while I was at work and I literally sprayed water over my monitor/keyboard at least twice. David Iserson really knows how to write good characters, they were all so perfect. He happens to be a writer for the FOX tv show New Girl, Ive never seen it or cared to watch it before but I will definitely be checking it out now. I absolutely did not want Firecracker to end and hope there will be [...]

    22. I believed that Firecracker by David Iserson was a nice comedic fun read. The main character Astrid Krieger was hilarious. Her snappy and sarcastic remarks were awesome. Even thougb she was protrayed as spoiled rich girl, her thoughts on life were kind of right and the how she always knew what to do was inspirational. I especially liked when she said how if someone says they like fire they are thought as crazy, however everyone will surely watch a something if it's on fire. Overall this is a fre [...]

    23. Astrid Krieger is my new hero: she's got gumption to spare and is well-versed in the art of war (thanks to her strangely likeable, nuclear-arms-building grandfather). She's cross and she's witty and she's absolutely FURIOUS that her parents are sending her to public school, which, as everybody knows, smells of urine. She doesn't need to fit in, but she does need to make friends - Sun Tzu never prepared her for this! Teens and adults will love this smart, quirky comedy!

    24. Meet Astrid, one of the most outlandish teens you’ll ever meet; Astrid,who will say anything and do anything to others as long as they fear her; Astrid, super rich and from a powerful family, who begins to learn what we all wish we were able to do: To treat others as we would like them to treat us.This may be the most entertaining and imaginative book you will read this year – relish it and look forward to reading it again – it’s that terrific!

    25. This was very silly. Snarky, over-the-top, so rich she doesn't care narrator actually cares kind of a lot. And is a total fish out of water in her public school. She thinks she's in charge, but her strings are being pulled the whole time. Fun read.

    26. Irreverent, hilarious MCs are my crack. This wasn't much on plot, and the pacing wasn't always ideal, especially at the end, but man did I love that voice from start to finish. So many snort-out-loud lines.

    27. Entertaining character study on a witty mean girl trying to do good. Full review at TheYoungFolks: bit/101tbPN

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