With the Fire on High (Paperback)Elizabeth Acevedo (author)
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From the author of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted The Poet X comes another uplifting tale of youthful ambition and creative escape. Eschewing the verse of Acevedo’s Carnegie Medal winner for dynamic prose, With the Fire on High is an inspirational read from first page to last.
From the author of The Poet X comes a sumptuous prose novel, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas' On the Come Up, Justin Reynolds' Opposite of Always and Nicola Yoon.
Ever since she got pregnant, seventeen-year-old Emoni's life has been about making the tough decisions - doing what has to be done for her young daughter and her grandmother. Keeping her head down at school, trying not to get caught up with new boy Malachi. The one place she can let everything go is in the kitchen, where she has magical hands - whipping up extraordinary food beloved by everyone. Emoni wants to be a chef more than anything, but she knows it's pointless to pursue the impossible. There are rules she has to play by. And yet, once she starts cooking, and gets that fire on high, she sees that her drive to feed will feed her soul and dreams too. And anything is possible.
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 292 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
'Though she is still a high-school student, Emoni has a two-year-old daughter, for whom she wants nothing but the best. When it comes to her own prospects, she is less focused - but then she's offered the chance to join a cooking class taught by a gifted chef, to develop her own subtle palate and powerful gift. A delicious, evocative story from this year's Carnegie winner.' - The Guardian
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