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BOOK REVIEW: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

If I can finish a book that runs to nearly 400 pages in less than a week, then it's a book worth recommending. I've been so busy with work, I've barely had time to fart never mind read but I was so engrossed by this book that I had to sit down and write this review immediately. Although, truth be told, when I read that this book explored issues of race and class in America I was pretty much sold already.

At the moment I've found myself particularly drawn to novels that tackle these themes, whether that was in The Hate U Give, last months read, or Lullaby, review to come, and now this, Ng's second novel, Little Fires Everywhere.

The novel opens with a fire consuming the Richardson's home and the suspicion that the families youngest daughter, Isabel was responsible. The narrative also tantalisingly tells us that the fire was not the only controversy to hit the small town of Shaker Heights that summer but also the a custody battle between a Chinese-American baby…

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