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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All Is Beauty Now

All Is Beauty Now by Sarah Faber Rating: 4.5 stars Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Devastating and beautiful. Reading this book felt like lifting a curtain on a chaotic family dynamic, pulled into the dazzling contact highs and dark, chaotic lows that drag you under.  The lush,… Continue reading All Is Beauty Now

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