How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 4th 2005
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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I went into this book not expecting to enjoy it as much as I have. But I did enjoy it. It reminded me about my family and some of the similarities between Hispanic cultures. However, the last chapter of the book ruined the book a but for me because it deals with animal cruelty and I am not one to en...
This book was about the Garcia family and their journey from the Dominican Republic to the United States, and the assimilation there. This is told through swapping perspectives--sometime it is told through third-person limited, through Yolanda's first-person description, or Fifi's first person descr...
I chose to read this book for an independent reading project for English class; we had a list of authors to choose from and I'd been meaning to read something by Alvarez for a while, plus I own a copy. So I brought it on a long road trip and read the entire thing in the car (luckily I don't get cars...
I feel petty criticizing a book that's meant for beaches and plane rides, but the occasional heartbreakingly beautiful chapter raised my expectations only to fall when I later read whole paragraphs with a new simile in every sentence, rampant exclamation points, and novel ways to make the use of cli...