"Little Fires Everywhere" - Celeste Ng
Initial Response: Heartfelt and utterly moving
First Sentence: "Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.” - Celeste Ng
From the Reader: I love when reviews ring true! I have seen this book everywhere and have read so many reviews. I gave the story a try and was not disappointed. As a girl who loves her mama more than a million vanilla lattes (yes that much) I adored the different angles of motherhood used to tell the story as well as the stages of growing up. I was captivated from the first page and better yet, I loved the ending.
Best With: A crisp white wine with salted almonds create the perfect combination.
Recommend to: All mothers out there, grandmothers, high school rebels, avid readers, artists
Ideal reading spot: Cozy on my couch or bed with family running around make a comfortable backdrop.
Category: I give it Clear Skies, due to the fresh outlook of this novel.
On the Pages: On the pages we meet several families residing in Shaker Heights, Ohio. As the story unravels we are introduced to several parts of the community, all seemingly separated until decisions and consequences impact them all. Mia Warren, a nomadic artist and her teenage daughter Pearl are attempting to make a more permanent home, while discovering Shaker Heights may not be as stable as the most loyal residents may hope.
Finale: Before you judge anyone take in consideration that they have an entire life you have not known and never underestimate the love of mother and child