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Starred Review, Booklist, February 15, 2011:
"A moving, lyrical novel that will particularly resonate with teens caught between cultures."
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, May 9, 2011:
"The authors' candid narrative richly depicts Virginia's passage from a childhood filled with demoralization to a young woman who sees her life through new eyes."
Starred Review, School Library Journal, June 2011:
"This is a poignant coming-of-age novel that will expose readers to the exploitation of girls around the world whose families grow up in poverty."
I loved this book and now want to read more by this author. This is based on a true story and a culture in Ecuador. It was written with the person who lived the story.Published 4 days ago by pj
There are many lessons learned from such a young girl. She was an inspiration to me.Published 1 month ago by Susan Bird
The Queen of Water had me hooked from the very beginning. It's the story of Virginia, a young indígena born into an impoverished family in Ecuador. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Vamos a Leer
What a wonderfully written memoir. I kept forgetting it wasn't fiction! It was such a great book to read while I was visiting Ecuador. Read morePublished 4 months ago by DMStep
This is an inspiring story which draws you in as you grieve with the protagonist, waiting for the better times that you know will come, but at what price? Inspiring! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marc J Chabot
Great ethnography. I used it in a cultural geography class at a university and my students, male and female, appreciated what they learned from thenovel.Published 6 months ago by JMF