Things You Save in a Fire, Katherine Center
I am not sure I have ever related to and loved a character as much as I loved and related to Cassie.
Things You Save in a Fire is a beautiful story about forgiveness, family, love and perseverance.
What I loved most was how real Cassie was. She experienced severe heartbreak and trauma, and while she closed herself off from emotions, she pushed herself to succeed in a career she was passionate about. She is both fragile and impossibly strong.
I also thoroughly enjoyed the inside view into what it’s like for female firefighters. Through Center’s writing, I felt like I was right there with Cassie fighting for her place, proving herself and finding love and forgiveness.