Thanks so much to the publisher and to NetGalley for giving me access to this book. Fascinating Book - Well written, great premise and interesting characters. I will be recommending this book. Thanks again for letting have a chance to read it.
This one was just okay for me. Mia and Pearl were too perfect to ever be really interesting, and I'm also not particularly interested in reading about the lives of teenagers, and the first 1/4 of the book is almost exclusively focused on them. I did like the ending, but I didn't particularly enjoy getting there, and I found some of the plot points to be far-fetched or over-the-top. I found most of the talk about Mia's art to be a snooze-fest. But my biggest quibble by far was the number of '90s pop culture references shoehorned into the first part of the book; at times I felt like I was watching an episode of I Love the '90s instead of reading a novel.
Overall, it was fine. I'm not upset that I spent time on it, but I'm going to donate my copy to the Little Free Library instead of holding onto it for my personal collection.
I liked it! Heard the show was better. Good characters, love the back and forth POVs. Would make a great book discussion book.
For me, this story would have been better as a movie. I discovered that I had no patience to read it as a book.
The writing style is not too bad. It just did not grab me.
Little Fires Everywhere is great for readers who want to experience a rich, character-driven story. Mia Warren and Elena Richardson are excellent foils and the effect that their meeting has on one another's life is a twisting, turning, and surprising one. This book does not shy away from controversy. It will leave you thankful for the breaking of the facade of perfection.
I found myself not really caring about the characters. It took a lot for me to get through the book. Not invested in the storyline.
This book is full of a lot of familial issues along with personal decisions, I got trapped into the story and could not put it down as I read about the layers of the drama unfolding in this Ohio based story that seemed (As a mid-westerner) like it could have occurred not far from where I live.
Interesting book. I liked the characters and the plot. It took me about 40% to be really drawn in. We started getting the back stories of some of the characters and it made the twists and half truths very interesting.
Great suspenseful story. Ultimately it started slow and then felt very tone deaf finally ending with surprising twists and a fascinating ending. Overall I do feel the author is somewhat insincere about fertility issues
Elena Richardson is the prestigious mother of four who seems to have everything figured out. Everything except her own children, particularly the youngest Izzy. When Elena rents out their duplex to a new mom in town, Mia, and her daughter Pearl, their lives become intertwined at all levels. Both daughters find themselves seeking things from the opposite houses their hearts are longing for. As Elena searches to answer the mysteries clouding Mia's background, secrets of their own begin developing in her own house. This is a beautiful look into relationships, particularly those between mothers and daughters.
This is my kind of story: multiple characters, family relationships/drama and a bit of suspense. I liked most of the characters and I don’t mind knowing how the story will end at the beginning. I don’t like coincidences, though, and there was one coincidence that I found super annoying, but not enough to ruin the book for me.
This is the first book by Celeste Ng I've ever read, and I greatly enjoyed reading it! A fantastic book worthy of all the praise it receives. Definitely recommend it to everyone!
This is a riveting book filled with interesting characters, small-town life, and intrigue. It was hard to put it down as there are plot twists and turns that keep you guessing.
I'm not sure if this book is realistic, but I guess that is why the genre is fiction. Interesting story line of the relationship of a mother and daughter and the how they upend the life of a family in a suburb of Cleveland.
I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I've just finished this book for a book discussion group next week, and I expect we will have a lively and vibrant discussion. There are so many themes at play and so many issues at stake. That being said, I don't know how to sum this story up: family, love, loss? Well-written with developed characters and mystery.
I really liked this one. It took me a while to get into it, but around disc four I found myself putting disc after disc in. There's a lot to look at about parenthood, racism, doing something to make you feel good but also do good for others, classism...there's a lot to talk about here, and I'm excited to talk about it in book club.
What a beautiful and engaging book. I was happy to get a galley for this, and have recommended it for purchase and readers clubs.
A wonderfully crafted novel about family structures and most of all about motherhood.
I love how Ng manages to point you towards her theme, towards the question the novel asks: what makes a "good" mother? Of course there is no simple answer to that question, and so Ng doesn't give you one.
All her female characters are complicated and flawed. This is a novel that needs to be read and reread for all it's nuances to come out properly.
Being originally from Pennsylvania and now living in Ohio, I was immediately drawn to Celeste Ng. This book pulls you in in such a magical, nonchalant way, and before you know it, you're halfway through! This is an excellent book about family/mother-daughter relationships and the way that we all experience and show love. I'm putting this on my book club list for 2019!
I loved this book from beginning to end it was one that I could not put down. I would highly recommend it.