With the Fire on High

With the Fire on High Review

With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Still, she knows she doesn’t have enough time for her school’s new culinary arts class, doesn’t have the money for the class’s trip to Spain — and shouldn’t still be dreaming of someday working in a real kitchen. But even with all the rules she has for her life — and all the rules everyone expects her to play by — once Emoni starts cooking, her only real choice is to let her talent break free.

Title:With the Fire on High

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  • Chaima ? ?????

    With the Fire on High was soft, enfolding, light as a dusting of snow upon my forehead, the kind of novel that deadens the harshness of the world and takes the sting from any barb. I floated through t...

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review by Harper Collins Frenzy. Thank you!*This was such a great read. So rich and vibrant, I felt like I could smell and taste each dish that Emoni made. She ...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    My favorite book of the month so far. This was SO GOOD and Elizabeth Acevedo has definitely become an auto-buy author for me. Also side-note: I feel SO ATTACKED that all the food mentioned in this boo...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

    "The world is a turntable that never stops spinning; as humans we merely choose the tracks we want to sit out and the ones that inspire us to dance." Elizabeth Acevedo has done it again! This sophomo...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Five distinguished, magical, tasty, heartwarming, poignant and definitely exquisite firing stars! Since I’ve read Laura Esquivel’s “ Like water for chocolate “, I started to enjoy reading book...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    This is literally one of the most stunning covers I've ever seen. Wow....

  • Tucker

    LATINX REP!!! YAYYY! I'M 50% LATINX (Maybe more?). But you could never tell. I'm as pale as a naked banana 🍌Goodreads | Wordpress | Twitch | Pinterest | Reddit...

  • chan ?

    a fantastic prose novel from a fantastic authorI'll start this review off by saying that I haven't had the chance to read Acevedo's debut, but everyone I've talked to raves about it. So requesting and...

  • Emily May

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review 🍒...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously

    4.5 stars!What a beautiful story! “I feel like I'm being pulled in a hundred different directions and my feet are stuck in cement.” The Poet X is one of the best new YA books I had read this y...