After I received my physical copy from Hear Our Voices, I decided to give it to my youngest cousin (she just turned eight). She kept asking me questions like “Why is the bird so big? What’s rice and rocks? Is the boy going to eat rocks?” as soon as she saw the cover. I told her to read it and find out and so that’s what she did while I sat on the couch with her. She ended up enjoying the story and I’m pretty sure the bird was her favorite part.
If you’ve been following this blog over the course of 2019, you know how much I love gushing about The Poet X. It was my first read of the new year and I’m thankful for that. It only made since to continue on with another one of Elizabeth Acevedo’s masterpieces.
This copy of With the Fire on High was purchased at my local bookstore, The Book Cellar, and that’s also where I took these two pictures. It’s a really cute book shop and I’m thinking about going back and taking more pictures. Comment below if you’d be interested in a post on that.
The minute I started this book, I knew I’d made a mistake.
With the Fire on High is the kind of story that requires a devotion of your day. Setting it down leads to a total dissatisfaction until you can pick it up again. I spent several nights with heavy eyelids, telling myself it would only be one more chapter.
With that being said, let’s get into the actual review.
Hello, everyone. Welcome to Two for Tuesday, the weekly themed tag where you have to pick just two. If you’re interested in joining Two for Tuesday, make sure to comment down below.
I’m working on expanding Two for Tuesday to now include TV shows and movies. This week’s prompt is: Two books, TV shows, and/or movies set in places you’d like to travel to. These places can be real or fictional and with these prompts you can mix and match. So if you choose a book for one, you can choose another book, or you can pick a TV show/movie. It’s your prerogative.