Burn by Melanie Saward
Growing up in small-town Tasmania, Andrew struggled at home, at school, at everything. The only thing that distracted or excited him was starting little fires. Flames boosted his morale and purified his thoughts, and they were the only thing in his life he could control. Until one day things got out of hand, and Andrew was forced to leave everything behind. Burn is an affecting, powerful novel about prejudice and growing up on the margins, from Bigambul and Wakka Wakka peoples author Melanie Saward.