With the fire on High: a very successful recipe!


With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Pages: 392
Format: ARC provided by Chapters Teen
Top 3 Genres: Young Adult , Contemporary, Coming of Age
My rating: 
Set it on fire/ If you have nothing else to read/ you need to read it/Run and buy it.
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Hey bookdragons! Super excited today to tell you about one of my favorite reads of 2019! And it’s not fantasy but a contemporary coming of age story!! Of course, it was also way more than that, as I am talking about With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo! And to fit the content, I decided to make this review a bit.. special 😉

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 (recipe adjustable of as many persons as you want)

  • 3 cups of Emoni, single mom and high school student
  • 2 cups of POC characters
  • 1 1/2 cup of cute mom-baby moments (and some more stressful ones)
  • 2/3 cup of delicious cooking
  • 1/2 cup of sweet and fierce Abuela (grandma)
  • a stick of a high school drama
  • a slice of Spain
  • 2 tbs of slow romance
  • 1 pinch of Spanish

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Mix all of the elements together, put them on around 400 pages and use the icing of your choice. Sprinke the final result with dynamic and powerful writing and here you go! Success guaranteed 😉

See you for a cup,


PS: if you didn’t get it, I HIGHLY recommend you getting and reading this book 😉 if you feel adventurous, you can even try the audio version, read by the beautiful author herself ❤



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