Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere

By Celeste Ng

  • Release Date: 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 5,512 Ratings

Description

The #1 New York Times bestseller!

Now a Hulu original series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.” —Jodi Picoult

“To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.” —Reese Witherspoon

“Extraordinary . . . books like Little Fires Everywhere don't come along often.” —John Green


From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

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.

When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town—and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.  Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.

Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood—and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Named a Best Book of the Year by: People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, Book of the Month, PasteKirkus ReviewsSt. Louis Post-Dispatch, and many more...


Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng.com for discussion guides and more. 

Reviews

  • Underwhelming

    3
    By beeasted it
    Where do I start🤔. I liked the character development although I felt some of the writing was redundant. It is not a fast paced book. I invested a lot of time where I kept thinking something is surely about to happen. But even the ending was nothing notable really.
  • Not what I expected

    2
    By BeckyTonda
    Too much detailed to no point. And the ending was not good at all.
  • Intriguing and Confusing

    4
    By LUV4CNJ
    Loved the book, I was hooked the whole time, however I felt the ending was flat and left me wondering 🤔
  • Left wanting more

    4
    By riskbizz
    The story consumed me and was well written. However, the ending felt rushed.
  • Twists and Turns

    5
    By littlebigfire
    I love all the plots twists and the conflict that keeps these characters in motion. This book got me into drama, mystery, and thriller books, and it is definitely one you’ll want to read again and again. The way Ng connects every little fire is outstanding.
  • United

    4
    By evelyn desperado
    United
  • Thin storyline

    1
    By Brookie's iTunes
    Just could not get interested. Read nearly all and gave up. Found it a snooze.
  • Little Fires Everywhere

    3
    By marshacastellano
    Liked the book…except for the ending. There were so any loose ends and the story was cut off and left to the imagination of the reader. Disappointed!
  • Little Fires Everwhere

    4
    By Clutterless
    Thoroughly enjoyed the story and the storytelling. There were moments of greatness in the prose. I saw a one star rating and have to believe that person was reading a different book!
  • Love this book

    5
    By 💞💞Lesley💞💞
    Relatable and a page turner.