With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review

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Image result for with the fire on high"Title: With the Fire on High
Series: standalone
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: young adult contemporary
Pages: 400
My Rating: ★★★★☆
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This review is spoiler-free.

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Synopsis

Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.

Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.

[ This synopsis is from Goodreads. ]

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North Texas Teen Book Festival ‘19 Recap

Happy April, everyone! A week or so ago I went to NTTBF for the third year in a row. The last two years I focused on the panels. This year, I decided to expand my horizons and see what other events were happening outside the panels. Turns out, there’s a lot that goes on.

Also, if you’re expecting a lot of pictures, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. I sort of got swept up from the excitement and forgot to take pictures. Sorry.

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