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A beautiful book
Reviewed in India on 18 May 2020
With the fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo is the story of Emoni, a high school senior. But unlike teenage girls of her age, Emoni has a 2yr old daughter to take care of as well as to support her abuela financially. Everyday she has to make hundreds of tough decisions on what must be done. But once when she is in the kitchen tinkering different concoctions of dishes, she becomes someone who doesn't have to worry about everyday responsibilities. So, when her school started a new culinary arts class along with an opportunity for the class's trip to Spain, it becomes her time to let her talents break free from her responsibilities.
I absolutely loved this book. I am not a teenage mom, yet I could 100% related to all the struggles and happiness motherhood brings in the story. The fluidity the narration and the dynamics of the characters are flawless. The rich and vibrant dishes described in the book made me drool & I was actually eating something while reading this one. So you can say I gained at least 5 pounds by reading this book. 5 Michelin ⭐️ it is!