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With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo Summary/Review

Writer: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publication Quill Tree Books
ISBN-10 006266283X
Language: English
Genre: Romance,Fiction
Best Sellers Rank: #538,122 in Books
Custoer review 4.6/5
Publish Date: 7 May 2019

"With the Fire on High" is a young adult novel by Elizabeth Acevedo that tells the story of Emoni Santiago, a high school senior who is juggling the responsibilities of caring for her young daughter and supporting her grandmother. Emoni finds solace in the kitchen, where she has a natural talent for cooking and adds her own magical touch to everything she creates.

Despite her passion for cooking, Emoni is hesitant to pursue her dreams of becoming a chef. She is struggling to keep up with her schoolwork and lacks the funds to participate in her school's culinary arts class and its accompanying trip to Spain. However, when Emoni is given the opportunity to take the class, she decides to take a chance and let her talent shine.

Throughout the novel, Emoni navigates the challenges of being a young mother, finding her place in the culinary world, and trying to make a better life for herself and her family. The novel celebrates the power of passion and perseverance and shows how following one's dreams can lead to unexpected opportunities and personal growth.