Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Book Rating (out of 5):

So I know I’m a million years late on this book. Everyone has read it and said how amazing it is. But whatever, I’m still gonna review it because I’m a rebel.

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After reading this book, part of me wants to joke about privileged people and first world problems. The other part of me is pondering, “What would I have done in that situation?”

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There are a lot of seemingly black and white issues in this book shaded with gray. I have my opinions, but I could see how others might plant themselves firmly on the other side of those arguments. You’ll have your opinions too, but the real highlight here is the enthralling writing, the story and the characters.

There are pawns and villains and innocents – all in one character at times. I think the thing I liked best about this book is how it easily picked you up out of your own shoes and put you into another’s so that you could see the story from all perspectives. It’s harder to judge someone so harshly once you can feel empathy for them. At least, for most people/characters. I’m looking at you, Elena Richardson.

A really good, really fast read.


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