“Most of the time, everyone deserves more than one chance. We all do things we regret now and then. You just have to carry them with you.”
-Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere
Book Insight: Shaker Heights is the perfect community where everyone follows the standards of high society. The Richardson family is no exception, but their new tenant, Mia Warren likes to push the boundaries and is definitely not cut from the same cloth as the members of this suburb’s population.
The Good: I loved that the author explored topics that are somewhat controversial in such a classy manner. The story line was solid, and Celeste Ng definitely has a way with words. There were several quotes from the book that moved me and made me think. That was probably the thing that I enjoyed most from this book.
The Bad: I will start by saying that in my opinion this book was slightly overrated. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good book. However, it wasn’t a book that lived up to the hype it received. I found that the characters had no depth even though there were sections that dragged on about them. A lot of parts were very slow moving, and I got bored several times. The ending left much to be desired.
Should you buy it?: Personally, I say save your money. Borrow from the library? Sure.