Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Rating: 3 stars I wanted to love this book so much.  I loved Everything I Never Told You, and I did love Ng's writing in this one.  However, I couldn't get over what felt like an invalidation of adoptive parents.  I know Ng said in multiple interviews that we… Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere

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The Leavers

  The Leavers by Lisa Ko Rating: 4 stars The Leavers is a thoughtful story exploring the long term effects of a young mother's disappearance and her 10 year old son's subsequent adoption on both of their lives.  After growing up with his grandfather in a village in China, Deming moves in with his mother… Continue reading The Leavers