With the Fire on HighBook - 2019 | First edition.
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ChristchurchTeens Apr 13, 2020
This is not your typical teen pregnancy story. Emoni is a teen parent who is juggling a lot between her home and school life. Her passion is cooking; she's a genius in the kitchen and she can let her home responsibilities go. But how can she dream about becoming a chef when she doesn't have the t... Read More »
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"My mother always told me one of the hardest things to be in a hungry world is a parent." ( p 304)
"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." (p 69)
"Home. I come for a place that's as sweet as curdled milk; where we dream of owning mansions and leaving the hood; where we couldn't imagine having been raised anywhere else. People wonder why I talk so hard, why I smile so rarely at strangers, why i mean mug and carry grit like loose change in my pocket. ... Where we come from leaves it's fingerprints all over us, and if you know how to read the signs of a place, you know a little bit more who someone is."
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