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Jul 27, 2021
July 2021 Got to page 116, but find the story dragging. Very stereotypical people, which is certainly the point, but do not feel I will be enlightened by continuing.
Jul 12, 2021jackhwolf rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
It is a well constructed book with an intricate kind of who done it plot, though not so much crime related, as the uncovering of family secrets. The plot kept your attention and was logical, easy to follow, and interesting. The characters…
Jul 07, 2021helaynasy rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book got me out of a two year reading slump. So to say the least, I highly recommend. The part that I most loved and hated while reading this story was that I could see myself in every character introduced. Whether that was an…
Jun 23, 2021blue_dolphin_6485 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This is a stunning read. I read it so fast, wanting more and more. At first, it was very hard to keep up with all of the characters and plots, but I caught on quickly. Ng’s writing is so beautiful and complex and her writing can only make…
Jun 20, 2021Gadget18917 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Hard to put down. Grew up near Shaker Hts so this hit home for me. Thought the story was about a friend's family and ended up reconnecting after decades.
Jun 18, 2021sgcf rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Little fires everywhere, indeed. A nomadic, hand-to-mouth existence vs. upper-middle-class establishment, baby abandonment, teen sex, mothering styles, abduction, jealousies, abortion, courtroom judgements, secrets, a runaway – and a…
May 29, 2021blue_bird_5104 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book is so good. The ending is very ambiguous but it makes the story even better and leaves the reader yearning for more. The characters are all very well developed and the plot is also well paced. It is a story set in the 90s that…
May 18, 2021mlhadley1 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Recommended by Heather LeSieur -- Interesting beginning which tells the ending of the story in the first chapter. Very unusual story with many different levels and characters well developed. Many secrets of Mia, mother of Pearl, and the…
May 13, 2021WPL_Erin rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. A really quick and intriguing read with a really interesting look at Mother/Daughter dynamics. Loved it!
May 02, 2021mls2 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A good read
Apr 27, 2021SionaM rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Everything in Shaker Heights is planned and there are rules that residents must follow. For example, houses can only be painted certain colors. When Mia Warren and her fifteen year old daughter, Pearl rent a home from the Richardson, a…
Apr 26, 2021
Mia Warren, outre artist and Elena Richardson, uptight, society focussed, black and white re opinions about everything woman. How they live their lives and how their children are affected by their Mom’s decisions and behaviours. Good read.
Apr 26, 2021
I just got around to reading this last summer, so I do realize I am quite late, but I firmly believe Little Fires Everywhere is a masterpiece. Ng’s gorgeous writing weaves these two families’ lives together so beautifully and expertly.…
Apr 16, 2021
Recommended by Heather
Apr 07, 2021bsands814 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved Little Fires Everywhere. It takes about a third of the book to build to the real plot point of the book, but I honestly didn’t care. Ng’s description of the characters and their lives have me truly fascinated. It could’ve been a…
Mar 25, 2021t_lynschm77 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
It has to be hard for an author when your book is added to a celebrity's read list. There is so much pressure and so much hype just because a well-known person said it was great. I think the hype (and the wait list) on this novel was…
Jan 18, 2021michellecharris rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
My least favorite book from Reese’s list. Very slow beginning. Took me 6 weeks to finish because it was so slow moving. Don’t waste your time on this one.
Dec 18, 2020fullhouse rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The book is wonderfully written. A joy to read. The author, Celeste Ng, raised questions and cause readers to think deeper about the different needs and perspectives of people of diverse social economic status, ethnic background,…
Dec 11, 2020
celeste ng writes the themes of this book in such a unique way. she explores motherhood as well as the love that someone can have for their child in a distinct manner that made me connect to the characters on another level. i could not put…
Nov 18, 2020Ktette rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Story of mother and daughter who move into new town, connect with big family. Great book.
Nov 07, 2020
So so I wanted to like it but to me it was too superficial. Trendy maybe but artificial. Only 2 stars for this one.
Oct 30, 2020ELPLNatalie rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A quick read that is enjoyable, but not quite as rave worthy as I thought it would be!
Oct 02, 2020JCLKelseyR rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
A wonderful book about how gossip and rumors spread, and that not everyone is exactly who you think they are. As the title implies, I felt like this story left several loose ends and didn't "wrap up" as nicely as my anxious self would have…
Sep 28, 2020kwsmith rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is a fascinating slow paced tale about two very different families brought together by their children. The story revolves around casual racism in wealthy suburban Ohio, but the sometimes-tense relationships between family members is a…
Sep 26, 2020Cidherman rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE. The story makes use of one of my favorite plot devises, which is to fully bring to life the interconnectedness of human beings and how our actions ripple outward and have the potential to change others in…