Little Fires Everywhere' by Celeste Ng
Here is our review of this month's book.
We were discussing 'Little Fires Everywhere' by Celeste Ng. Our overall score for this book was 7 out of 10. The scores ranged from 3 to 10 which was unusual. Some of the comments made were: 'This book carried you along, I enjoyed it and all the twists and turns' 'Initially it took me a while to get into, I felt it was more about teenagers than adults. However,the story picked up when we discovered Mia's history and from then on I wanted to know what happened to the characters and read more quickly.' 'Mia was wrong to do what she did about keeping the baby'...this provoked a discussion between us all about the ethics of surrogacy and the rights of the father in this situation. 'I really enjoyed the differences between the two mothers and their relationships with their children. I enjoyed the way that these relationships gradually changed so the children wanted lives opposite to what they had.' 'I thought it was an absorbing book and didn't want it to end.' 'I loved the book and didn't want the story to finish.Packed with interesting characters. I would have loved to have seen the art work described - it sounded amazing.'...Most of us agreed with the comment about seeing the art. 'All the components were a bit convenient. I struggled to read it and would not recommend this book.' 'Not my favourite type of book, slices of people's lives , I prefer a bit more action!' So lots of diverse comments there!