A review by theespressoedition
With the Fire on High, by Elizabeth Acevedo


Well, now I'm craving some really great Spanish food. Emoni won my heart in an instant with her passion for cooking, her love for Babygirl, and her intense desire to do what's right for her family (near and far). I found myself wishing she would do what's right for herself through the entire book. I will admit that this plot was quite predictable - in a comforting way. Things pretty much went right every step of the way - from the beginning to the end, and that's the only reason it didn't receive a full five stars from me. However, it was definitely a feel-good story with extra cinnamon dust sprinkled on top (and you'll get that reference once you read). It's light and cheerful and full of family bonding and love!