Little Fire Everywhere, a review by Allyson

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Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng

Audiobook 11 hours and 27 minutes
Published September 12th, 2017 by Penguin Books

I have been wanting to read this book for a while now. When I first started listening to this audiobook I had a really hard time getting into it. It took me about half of the book to keep all the characters straight and get into the story. After that I started to really love it, I love the way Celeste Ng kept the reader thinking.

Little Fires Everywhere takes place in Shaker Height, Ohio. A picture-perfect town on the outside with deeper issues once you take a closer look. The story follows two families, the Richardson, and the Warrens as the town is divided by a custody battle. Secrets are unveiled always leaving more questions to be asked than are solved.

This book really got me thinking. I could see both sides of the argument clearly and had a really hard time trying to figure out the best answer. Celeste had a way with words and really made it hard to figure out how this story was going to end. The writing was beautiful but I did feel like the author spent too much time going into every little detail. Each character had a rich back story that helped you understand why they were where they are now.

Overall this was a great listen, with wonderful characters and a story that needed to be told. I appreciate it when a book really makes you question yourself. The issues brought up in little fires everywhere did just that. These issues are so important in today’s society and need to be talked about more. They also turned this book into a Hulu series and I am going to start that next. For now, do yourself a favor and check out this book ASAP.



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