I simply loved Everything I Never Told You. Even the title is great. But I was not so crazy, I'm sorry to say, about Little Fires Everywhere. I felt it was too forced, too contrived. Too much needed explanation and background, and then the points made were so blatant and in-your-face, I felt that the story was just an excuse to make these points (not that I disagreed with her, but it didn't feel like good, flowing, natural sounding story-telling). I'm sorry about this, as I couldn't wait to read another book by this author, as I thought her first book was genius.