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Reese Witherspoon and John Green Won’t Stop Until You Read This Book

Literary Critics aren’t the only ones going wild for Celeste Ng’s novel Little Fires Everywhere. Celebrities like Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon, as well as famous authors such as John Green and Judy Blume are taking to social media to shower Ng with praise.


Witherspoon selected Little Fires Everywhere as her book club Book of the Week, taking to Instragram to say:


To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.



Notably, author and YouTuber John Green started a chain reaction of famous authors praising the book on Twitter. Tweeting that it was ‘maybe [his] favorite novel [he’s] read this year,’ Green began accumulating responses agreeing with his statement from authors like Judy Blume, Sarah Dessen, Roxane Gay, and Esmé Weijun Wang. 



Little Fires Everywhere, which follows the Richardson family and their relationship with a mother-daughter pair, Mia and Pearl, and explores themes of teenage love, motherhood and obsession, is Ng’s second novel. Her debut, Everything I Never Told You, was released in 2014 and won Amazon Book of the Year. 


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