Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

From Book Trigger Warnings
Burn Our Bodies Down
Cover of Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
Author(s) Rory Power
Published July 7, 2020
Publisher Delacorte Press
Genre(s) Thriller
Age group Young Adult

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power is a young adult thriller novel, originally published on July 7, 2020.

Trigger Warnings

Author-Provided Warnings

The following trigger warnings are listed on Rory Power's website:

  • Fire
  • Emotional abuse by a parent, including gaslighting. Familial and generational abuse.
  • Nonconsensual pregnancy – note, no sexual assault or rape.
  • Body horror, some gore, blood (lighter, relative to Wilder Girls).
  • Death. On page character death. Child/infant death (takes place off page but implied violence – pages 301 and 308 in the print ARC).
  • Off-page gun violence.
  • Emesis (mention of vomiting).

Additional Trigger Warnings

  • Abortion (discussed)
  • Attempted murder
  • Corpse description
  • Profanity


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Lesbian main character