With the Fire on HighBook - 2019
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JCLHannahJaneW Jan 27, 2020
I really enjoyed and respected the main character, Emoni, a teenage mom who's trying to balance parenthood, classes, work, graduating, her passion for cooking, family, friends and not only a potential boyfriend, but what it means to date as a single parent WHEW. I was impressed with how well Emon... Read More »
JCLHeatherMi Nov 25, 2020
Maybe you've become a pandemic baker! Congratulations! With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo is made just for you, a feel good about a single teen mama who adores both cooking and her baby girl- can she balance both her passions with her future? Lush and warm and bright and honest and full o... Read More »
JCLMirandaA Mar 26, 2020
Emoni is a senior in high school and is struggling to find her place in the world, in addition to being a single mother and raising her daughter with the help of her abuela and making as much delicious food as she can. Acevedo’s filled this book with fire, love, and spices. She also was a master ... Read More »
JCLHebahA Jul 07, 2019
Another hit from Acevedo. If you listen to audio books at all, get this in audio because she's a phenomenal reader. This story was full of warmth and heart and people doing their best to get by and maybe even dream a little, plus mouth-watering food descriptions. A real treat.
JCLEmmaF Apr 23, 2019
I could cry. This book is so lush and warm and bright and honest and full of love. Acevedo is one of the best authors I’ve read in a long time. So beautiful.
Emoni is a single mama, a girl who adores cooking, and a high school senior. This life is so full of pressure and heartache, but so full ... Read More »
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"My mother always told me one of the hardest things to be in a hungry world is a parent." ( p 304)
"The world is a turntable that never stops spinning; as humans we merely choose the tracks we want to sit out and the ones that inspire us to dance." (p 69)
"Home. I come for a place that's as sweet as curdled milk; where we dream of owning mansions and leaving the hood; where we couldn't imagine having been raised anywhere else. People wonder why I talk so hard, why I smile so rarely at strangers, why i mean mug and carry grit like loose change in my pocket. ... Where we come from leaves it's fingerprints all over us, and if you know how to read the signs of a place, you know a little bit more who someone is."
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