Little Fires Everywhere - Book Review

Little Fires Everywhere


Little Fires Everywhere  ⭐⭐⭐
Author - Celeste Ng
Publisher - Penguin Random House


I was introduced to this book by fellow bookstagrammers. Initially I felt repulsive to the book by its boring cover design but went against it and once again the theory of "Never judge a book by its cover" went quite right.

Celeste Ng did a brilliant job in describing the place called Shaker Heights, a suburb in Ohio, its resident and their culture. The book revolves mainly around the Richardsons and their tenant Mia.

The Richardsons, a typical Shaker Heights family of 6 with 2 adults and 4 teenagers, are busy with their own lives when Mia Warren enters their lives with her daughter Pearl as a tenant. Pearl's relationship with Richardsons' and Mia's mysterious past create misunderstandings between all the characters and I couldn't resist reading more and more about how it unfolds later in the book.

This book is about mother-daughter relationship, friendship, misunderstandings and miscommunication and Celeste's story telling ability pictures these elements in a very meaningful way that a reader would know the background of the character as soon as it is introduced to the forefront.

Celeste Ng's writing style is not easy to read but it is interesting enough for a reader to keep flipping pages. I'll definitely recommend this book!

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