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SPOILER! The characters are all unlikeable to me. The only person I find somewhat "okay" is Izzy. I felt sorry for her from the beginning, especially with her horrible mother and siblings. Everyone in the family seems to lack empathy and humanity. Mia and Pearl act strange, too. Pearl is so incredibly childish..That's wh... SPOILER! The characters are all unlikeable to me. The only person I find somewhat "okay" is Izzy. I felt sorry for her from the beginning, especially with her horrible mother and siblings. Everyone in the family seems to lack empathy and humanity. Mia and Pearl act strange, too. Pearl is so incredibly childish..That's why she's so easily manipulated. Her relationship (or whatever it's supposed to be) with her "friend" Lexie's older brother comes as no surprise. Still, Pearl disappoints the reader's expectations, as do all the other characters. All seem immature, like pouting children. ALL their problems are due to lack of communication and compassion. Even Moody is unfair and mean to Pearl after he finds out about her and his brother. He seems to have been in love with her, but "love"..?.. It certainly isn't. In my eyes, it's not even friendship. The adoption story is nerve-wracking. While I can understand both sides, I still find the adoptive parents extremely unlikable. I can understand Bebe's decision to run away. It's brave that she dared to do that. On the other hand, she had nothing to lose. Elena Richardson is an awful person. I can't comprehend how many people can take her side. She behaves irresponsibly and ignorantly over and over again. I didn't like the open ending either. Even though you can guess what happens roughly after that. The book has a lot of suspense, so it was relatively easy to read without being bored. The rest was lame and superficial.
Little Fires Everywhere 9d
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
The runaway New York Times bestseller!
Named a Best Book of the Year by:
People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, Book of the Month, Paste, Kirkus Reviews, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and many more!
"I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting." -Jodi Picoult
"To say I love this book is an understatement. It's a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears." - Reese Witherspoon
"I am loving Little Fires Everywhere. Maybe my favorite novel I've read this year."-John Green
"Witty, wise, and tender. It's a marvel." - Paula Hawkins
From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
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