With the Fire on High



Download With The Fire On High Author Elizabeth Acevedo Petrasrobert.eu 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.With the Fire on High

ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is the youngest child and only daughter of Dominican immigrants She holds a BA in Performing Arts from the George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland With over fourteen years of performance poetry experience, Acevedo is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Cave Canem Fellow, CantoMundo Fellow, and participant of the Callaloo Writer s

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  • ebook
  • 400 pages
  • With the Fire on High
  • Elizabeth Acevedo
  • 26 July 2018
  • 9780062662859

10 thoughts on “With the Fire on High

  1. says:

    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 the story as if set adrift in a lifeboat on a gently rocking sea Delight sluiced through me, and I tingled with the giddy buoyancy of reading a book that made my heart feel like it had grown too large for the confines of my ribs No wonder, then, that when I turned the last page, the entire world seemed to be oversaturated, too bright, too sharp, swallowing the slice of light and returning me abruptly to darkness.Acevedo s second novel centers around 17 year old Afro latina Emoni Santiago whose cooking is an instrument of wonder When people taste Emoni s food, something deep inside them, once misaligned, shifts back into its proper place An aspiring chef, she dreams of attending culinary school where she can tend her skills, through practice and diligence, like gardens until they gleamed beneath the sun But now whenever she sought those fantasies, her 3 year old daughter s face would not let them take root Raised by her grandmother Gloria whom she calls Buela after her mother died and her father became a figurehead moving in and out of her life with little permanence, Emoni is determine...

  2. says:

    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 was an easy to character to love and root for and I enjoyed w...

  3. says:

    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 book is not currently in my mouth It all sounds so damn good I just

  4. says:

    Flawless

  5. says:

    i loved this rtc 3

  6. says:

    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 sopho novel is vastly different from Poet X, yet it is equally filled with boriqua pride, strong familial love and characters that ooze diversity And that cover breathtakingly gorgeous Emoni is a part Puerto Rican, part Black teenage mom who was raised by her Buela grandmother after the death of her mother in childbirth How I adored her abuela and their strong relationship Emoni s love and devotion for her daughter was everything She wants so much for Emma and is willing to work hard and do whatever it takes to make something of herself Emoni has magic hands when it comes to cooking Her food literally evokes physical emotion in all who eat it as she essentially pours a bit of herself into every dish she makes This dash of magical realism woven into the story was perfection I thoroughly enjoyed the recipes and the emails to her aunt about food sprinkled throughout Food plays as important a role in the story as poetry did in Poet X Emoni struggling t...

  7. says:

    Given that I recently read a book about abortion, I was particularly interested in this tale featuring a teenage girl who decides to keep her baby and struggles juggling school, work and Babygirl The contrast between these two situations terminate ...

  8. says:

    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 books about talented cooks who pour their souls, their secluded emotions, their hopes and happiness into their food to create an art and serving one of the most pleasuring things of life by sharing their creativity Just like Emoni Santiago did with her gifted hands, enduring soul Her food is her reflection of her love for her baby girl, her Abuela who practically raised her, her heritage, her mom whom she never met, her father even he abandoned her when she was little baby , her pen friend aunt Sarah who loves sharing recipes and her best friend Angelica This book makes you smile, feeds your soul, touches and warms your heart It was an amazing also emotional journey to read the story of struggling Emoni She s taking responsibility of her baby girl at some parts she also takes care of her Abuela and they change their roles to give her best opportunities even if she is still too young, life pushes her growing faster to be a proper adult who also works after school to support her family When she starts taking culinary class, she finally understands her life purpose She wants to be a chief She works hard, does whatever it takes, sweats in pain for fundraising of their trip to Spain to learn about international kitchens, working as an intern of Spanish ch...

  9. says:

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

  10. says:

    5 stars 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 I read Acevedo s debut novel, The Poet X last year and I was impressed by her words and moved by the story When her sopho novel, With the Fire on High came out, I picked it up straight away Honestly, I loved this one so much than her first book The story was fantastic and it s by far the best YA book I ve read this year Emoni is a senior in high school and a single mom to her baby girl, Emma She got pregnant her freshman year of high school and has had to carry the title of teen mom through her entire high school career Things aren t easy for Emoni She lives with her Abuela, works part time, goes to school, and has a baby to take care of She feels most herself and most happy when she s in the kitchen Emoni is an amazing cook Her food is magic and it s her passion When a culinary program comes to her school, she is excited to take the class There is a trip to Spain at the end of the year for the culinary class, and even though it seems impossible, she wants to go than anything.Through all this, Emoni starts to fall for a guy in her cooking class He pursues her but she s not sure what to do She s got a lot on her plate and romance ...

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