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Becoming Latina in 10 Easy Steps Paperback – January 3, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
So she, with the help of her best friend, makes a list of 10 steps that will help her discover her inner Latina, find her self, and get her family off her back.
As you might expect, things don't go exactly as Marcela plans, and there are some wildly funny situations, as well as some dramatic, poignant, and even frightening ones.
It's a story of self-discovery, and also about the challenge of being true to yourself while embracing two cultures.
I appreciated the glimpse into a Latino culture, as well as the universality of the search for ones own identity.
Larger societal questions aside, Becoming Latina in 10 Easy Steps is an entertaining, warm-hearted story with a heroine you can root for. I enjoyed it very much.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Funny and witty...
Some parts could have been left off as they were 'too descriptive'
When Marcela Alvarez finds out she's half-gringa, she questions what it means to be Latina in this warm and funny story.Published on May 12, 2010 by Marcela Landres
Let me start by saying I loved this book. The problem is, after reading the first 15 pages I did not want to finish it. Read morePublished on March 2, 2009 by Sarah J. Bojorquez
Peer Pressure. Parent Pressure. Your own demands on yourself. Put them all together and you've got the kind of identity crisis that Marcela is facing in this wonderful book. Read morePublished on April 1, 2006 by Caridad Pineiro