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With the Fire on High

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  175 ratings  ·  94 reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.

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
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 7th 2019 by HarperTeen
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  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
    With the Fire on High
    Release date: May 07, 2019
    From the author of The Poet X—winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, Pura Belpré Award, National Book Award, and Boston Globe/Horn Book Award—comes a ...more

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    Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review by Harper Collins Frenzy. Thank you!*

    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.)
    شيماء ✨
    *stretches* man isn't it a nice day to just *breathes deeply* pre-order this book because the girl on the cover is pretty as fuck and I'm gay
    destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    This is literally one of the most stunning covers I've ever seen. Wow.
    Tucker (TuckerTheReader)
    Jan 07, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr  ·  review of another edition
    LATINO REP!!! YAYYY! I'M 50% LATINO. But you could never tell. I'm as pale as a naked banana 🍌

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

    I feel so blessed for this ARC. I cannot wait, friends. And.... look at this cover!

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    Okay, first of all: this cover is GORGEOUS.

    Second: The premise sounds bomb af and I can't wait to read this!!
    Emily May
    Dec 29, 2018 marked it as arc-2019

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review 🍒
    Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Before I began reviewing this book in depth, I have to begin saying that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. Plot, characters, all of it was superb.

    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
    Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Oct 09, 2018 marked it as releases-2019  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: coverporn
    I always love stories about young women growing their ambition and everything, but also, the cover of this is too beautiful i'm not fucking able to process it
    "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
    Aug 03, 2018 marked it as expected  ·  review of another edition
    can we all take a moment to appreciate this cover and also how gorgeous it looks next to the cover from the poet x i mean -

    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

    Mel Anie
    Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Recommends it for: anyone who liked The Poet X and To All The Boys I Loved Before
    This ARC was provided via Edelweiss. Thank you HarperTeen!

    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
    Such a good ode to both literal and emotional nourishment.
    Review first appeared on my blog here.

    4.5/5 Stars

    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
    Stephanie Gillespie
    ARC received by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
    ✩ Ashley ✩
    Okay I’m calling it:


    *Loving it!!*
    Feb 11, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: out-in-2019
    A new book by Elizabeth Acevedo? SIGNED ME IN.
    Oct 15, 2018 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: 2019
    I've never seen a more beautiful cover 😍
    3 stars.

    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.
    Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    A story about food and ambition? Sign me in! Did you see this GORGEOUS cover?! I'm in love! Acevedo is becoming one of my favorites as an author and a narrator!

    Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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    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
    oh my gosh, YES. I loved The Poet X so much, I was a little worried about what could possibly follow that up...but this was just as amazing. Such a moving story about food and family and making your own path! (plus also: recipes)
    Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    If I had to describe this book with just one word it would be wholesome. It's one of those feel good reads you need when you're feeling down. Main character is a force to be reckoned with. I admire her strength and wisdom. And her baby girl is precious.

    I would gladly read anything else by Elizabeth Acevedo and I'll be on the lookout of her future work.
    Super excited to read this as part of a blog tour! Thank you, Karina, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Harper Teen!
    Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: young-adult-teen
    Warm, inviting, delicious. At Reading Rants:
    Nov 18, 2018 marked it as 2019-releases

    This gorgeous cover is feeding my soul
    fatin (booksforahufflepuff)
    ARC kindly provided by HarperTeen on Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This cover is so beautiful?! I can't wait to dive into this one!
    Sep 26, 2018 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: ya, aoc, db
    Cover!! I loved The Poet X and I'm sure this is going to be great too
    [also this is a beautiful cover]
    Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Rep: Afro-Latina MC (Puerto-Rican/Black), Lesbian side character

    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.

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    Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
    Let me just say that this is the best damn cover I’ve ever laid my eyes on
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    ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is the youngest child and only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from the George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. With over fourteen years of performance poetry experience, Acevedo is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Cave Canem Fellow, CantoMundo Fellow, and participant of the Callaloo Writer's ...more