Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng: Book Review

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I just finished Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng in just four days! Since I’m quickly running out of TV shows to watch, I was in a hurry to watch the show on Hulu. I read the book without even seeing a trailer for the show. After just a few chapters, I was hooked and I loved all the twists. Now that I’ve head one book by her, I also want to get more by Celeste Ng!

What is it About?

“In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned–from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren–an enigmatic artist and single mother–who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.”


So there’s all that plus a scandal regarding an adopted Chinese baby that has everyone arguing. There are so many different little stories and conflicts throughout the book that keep things exciting. The reader learns so much about each character and we really grow to love them. One of the most amazing things about the story is how the author ties everything together in the end.

Little Fires Everywhere

The book actually starts with little fires that burn down a house! But with everyone going through problems it definitely feels like the title refers to everyone’s personal issues. Just like the flames, when there are so many little flames that come together, there will be a huge fire. Thank you Celeste Ng for this amazing book that made me laugh and cry. I am excited to see how it looks on screen.

You can buy Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng on Amazon here.

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