Telephoto lens. Zoom. In a shutter release millisecond Blake’s world turns upside down. The nameless woman with the snake tattoo is not just another assignment. “That’s my mom!,” gasps Marissa.
Saturated self-portrait: Blake, nice guy, class clown, always trying to get a laugh, not sure where to focus.
Contrast. Shannon, Blake’s GF. Total Babe. Marissa, just a friend and fellow photographer. Shannon loves him; Marissa needs him. How is he supposed to frame them in one shot?
Chiaroscuro. Lightdark. Marissa again, overexposed. Crash and burn.
Talk about negative space.
– from the inside front flap of Flash Burnout.
Blake is a photographer. Blake is a guy caught between two girls. Blake is a comedian. Blake is someone you’re going to want to meet.
Flash Burnout won the William C. Morris Young Adult Fiction Debut Award last year. Author L.K. Madigan passed away last month, leaving behind this and only one other novel. She was very talented and the book world will miss her. Honor her by picking up this book.