With the Fire on High

With the Fire on High

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.

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  • Chaima ? ?????

    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 t...

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    *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 ...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    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 boo...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    Flawless...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    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 book...

  • Chloe

    I loved this so much! And I highly recommend the audiobook (it's narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo herself) <3...

  • Melanie

    Please check out Johely's amazing, ownvoices review! “And so at the age of four, I learned someone could cry from a happy memory.” With the Fire on High is an ownvoices story, following an Afr...

  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)

    "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 sophomo...

  • Lola

    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...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    With the Fire on High is all over the place on purpose — we get brief chapters that are simply glimpses into Emoni’s character, and then get to continue on with the journey simply knowing more abo...