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A Book Worth a Look

The Poet X was a highly acclaimed debut so I was nervous when Elizabeth Acevedo’s novel, With the Fire on High, came out in May. Happily, this book did not disappoint. The writing, plot, and characters are all amazing.  Emoni is a teen mom in her senior year of high school.  She’s passionate about cooking yet can’t fathom how it’ll fit it in to her future.  Emoni is a strong but vulnerable young woman who  juggles responsibilities, love, and dreams.  I was cheering her on all the way.  Highly recommended!  -Kim Larsen, YA Librarian