Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere


I enjoyed reading "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng. There are several main characters with complex stories behind them. Shaker Heights is an established, well maintained, and well-organized neighborhood, or so it seems. Many times, there is more to people's lives than it appears. Elen Richardson's family does look like a typical neighborhood family with schedules, rhythms, rules, but deep down they are struggling with their own differences. Their lives get more complicated when the Mom (Mia) and her daughter (Pearl) move into their rental house. Mia and Perl bring their own intriguing history. A couple of storylines take us through difficult life circumstances and decisions people make while facing the consequences, and regrets. Two different mothers with different experiences, both with so much love but so many fears, which, in the end, both had to face. The book is interesting all the way through. You are left to further think about relationships, their complexities, but also about an expression of love, acceptance, families, the impact of secrets and fears. I definitely recommend this book. 





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