Monday, March 16, 2020

Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Book: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Genre: Literary fiction
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

This was this month's book club read. A book I've seen talked about everywhere and am happy to have finally read it. I went into it knowing nothing much about it though, and I guess that's because it's kind of a hard book to explain!

It's about two families mostly. One who lives the so called perfect life. Perfect house, perfect kids, perfect jobs. Everything. They have a rental property and one day when they rent their house to a mom and her daughter, everything changes.

Not that this mom daughter pair were "bad" but just that their presence got something moving... first with one of the sons who ends up best friends with the daughter. And then the daughter starts hanging out at the perfect house. Then the mom ends up housekeeping at the perfect house. Then one of the perfect daughters (or not so perfect depending on how you see things) ends up  hanging out with the mom turned housekeeper at the rental house.

And by all this happening, everyone's perspectives starts to change. It's fascinating.

It sounds so simple doesn't it. But it's really quite a complicated story. And so very engaging. I loved the writing style and would love to read more by this author.

Seriously though, if you haven't read this one yet, add it to your list.

1 comment:

  1. This is a book that I have heard lots of good things about but I haven't read yet.



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