With the Fire on High
Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter ...more
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Giveaway dates: Mar 09 - Mar 30, 2019
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This was such a great read. So rich and vibrant, I felt like I could smell and taste each dish that Emoni made. She was an easy to character to love and root for and I enjoyed watching her journey throughout her senior year as a teen mom struggling to put herself first for once. Overall, I think this book was just as beautiful as the cover is (and that's pretty damn beautiful.)
I loved how the writter develops the narrative. You have small-ish chapters that make it easy to move from one to another, and the lecture grips you and doesn't let you go. You promise yourself just another chapter, 'cause they are short, right? But you can't put down this book, is that good. The narrative flourishes, is easy to read and is really well constructe ...more
"My father is Puerto Rican, and he's darker than my mom was, and her whole family is straight-from-the-Carolina's Black. And her hair was just as curly as mine. Not all Black women, or Latinas, look the same."
I would like it to be known that Emoni is a badass teen parent + such a loving/hard-working mother to her smol tiny daughter Emma. Emoni feels SO REAL, from her dialogue to the way she confronts struggles.I loved her + loved every time she cooked something delicious. I want Emoni to coo ...more
a magical realism book with prose and a teen mom and her dreams and cooking by the ultimate queen Acevedo???! im ready for my new fave
This book is as delicious as it's cover. I've had a great time reading it. It was cute, funny and inspirational. It also taught me a lot about history of Puerto Rico and its people. It was awesome.
Emoni, the main character of this book, is a young woman with a great culinary skills. Reading her thoughts I couldn't help but feel motivated by her to do better. To chase my dreams just like she did, even if it means to fight against all the ...more
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
The first time I saw the cover of With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo I fell in love. I’ve been blogging about books for years and never has a cover actually made me do a double-take. What worried me, however, was if the story would match the beautiful cover. And oh, did it ever. The bright colours, lush illustrations of fruits, and the strong profile of a confident mixed ...more
With the chapters being very short and the book being short overall, there wasn't a lot of development on any of the plotlines and the romance felt very rushed.
Overall though, I did really appreciate that the main character is a teen mom, and she is definitely the best part of the novel. I just wish it were longer so I'd actually care about everything else going on.
Wow! This book blew me away! As soon as I heard what it was about, I knew that this was going to be a book that I loved. A young mother finds a connection with cooking and tries to find a way to make her dream come true. I LOVE cooking! Always have. It’s always been a big part of my life and has been what brought our family together. But I didn’t expect to relate to this book as much as I did.
Emoni was such a ...more
I would gladly read anything else by Elizabeth Acevedo and I'll be on the lookout of her future work.
With a strong heart and an even stronger palate, Emoni is moving through life with a drive and a heart that is seeing her through some tough times. After getting pregnant at fourteen, she had to make some choices.
Whether it's in the kitchen with a sizzle and a pop, at school or at home with her Babygirl, Emoni's figuring out this thing called life in a brilliant new young adult magical realism book from Elizabeth Acevedo.
It was next ...more