Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is a contemporary novel about life, families, truth and lies.
The novel was a consuming read. I found it a slow burn at first but very quickly it became a ‘wow’ read.
Families are complicated affairs, especially where teenagers are concerned. The reader witnesses sibling rivalry, the pushing of boundaries, first love and the implications that follow.
People are hiding secrets. Some secrets will break them if they come out but the burden of carrying them is heavy.
How much can money buy? Some characters seem to think that money talks and they can buy anything – but money cannot buy you a loving relationship. The richest person in the novel has very little money but a heart full of love for her daughter and the vulnerable and the hurting.
There is the question of what makes a mother? Is it biology? Or is it because you raised a child? Opinion splits a community.
I found Little Fires Everywhere an emotional read as some very deep pain underpins some of the characters.
I really enjoyed the novel. It gives an insight into the various personalities that we may encounter as we walk through life. A very absorbing read.