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Apr 26, 2021
I just got around to reading this last summer, so I do realize I am quite late, but I firmly believe Little Fires Everywhere is a masterpiece. Ng’s gorgeous writing weaves these two families’ lives together so beautifully and expertly. By the climax of the novel, the Richardsons and the Warrens are so closely intertwined in every aspect of their lives, it is almost as if you can feel each thread slowly coming loose and leading to that conclusion. That being said, this story has a multitude of moving parts, which makes each character equally as fascinating as the next. Where with some novels this might become confusing for the reader, Ng does so in a way that utterly captivates you and leaves you right in the middle of this incredible web of characters. Little Fires Everywhere is both an amazing and heartbreaking exploration of class, privilege, and race in the Midwest.