When Dachshunds Ruled the Serengeti
Phillip and José, newly minted Ivy League roommates, couldn’t be more different. Phillip is an only child from a wealthy New York City family. José is the oldest of nine children of Mexican migrant workers. He has only known rural life in the Southern US—though he was born in California, his... show more
Phillip and José, newly minted Ivy League roommates, couldn’t be more different. Phillip is an only child from a wealthy New York City family. José is the oldest of nine children of Mexican migrant workers. He has only known rural life in the Southern US—though he was born in California, his family moved from state to state, following the crops across the country.Phillip comes to school with every electronic gadget known to man. José arrives with the clothes on his back, a paperback he pulled from the trash in a bus station, and a notebook and pencil. They both need to adapt to their new environment and, in the process, quickly become fond of each other despite their differences.As their fondness grows into love, their world is turned upside down when they are charged with caring for José’s eight younger siblings. To Phillip, sharing José is not easy. To José, caring for his siblings is his most important responsibility, even more so than his education. If his relationship with Phillip is to survive, they have to bridge the gap between two very different worlds.
Publish date: May 24th 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 226
Edition language: English
Oh, dear. This was not good. Very stilted dialogue, one-dimensional characters, and lots of completely unnecessary detail. The plot touched on some interesting ideas but they weren't explored in any kind of depth. And Phillip was a complete dick.
i like modern books and although this is clearly modern. it feels like i a reading an old book. the way it is written i guess and the fact everyone was so horrible to jose over his being latino. it doesn't really matter anymore and knowing mexican people they are not treated like that.
I'm going to start off by saying this book was not what I had been expecting. I expected something with some jealousy and maybe a misunderstanding. That only covered a smaller part of the book. Here we had them meeting, falling in love and sharing family experiences together. I liked the book, and f...
3.5 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book Reviewshttp://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/Michael Murphy brings us a very interesting and engaging story where we get to meet Jose and Phillip, and witness two young men that, though they are the same age, they couldn’t come from more different worlds.Jo...