I love to read books where the setting is so well-developed that the place feels like one of the characters. In Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng deftly weaves the setting before us and lets us picture the manicured lawns, well- maintained homes and it is not long before we feel the pride of the residents in their secure neighborhood. Perfect neighborhood, perfect lives and perfect children. Until we learn more about them.
There are many characters in the book and through the pages of the book, I understood them and sympathized with them long after I closed the book. I felt like I knew these characters well.
I was glad to read this book, to immerse in the pages and to understand the ripple effects that occur when something different enters a pristine American neighborhood .
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the book and would love to hear about what you are reading.