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It tells the delicate and intricate story of a real life circumstance through the perspective of a fictional character.
He still tells me what it was like to come as a stranger to this country carrying nothing but the clothes on his back and a couple of dollars in his pocket.
Most of the similes are also unfortunate taken on their own; Viramontes seems to be trying to create a unique discourse but ends up simply nonsensical.
It was well written. The metaphors and similes were captivating. I enjoyed the way Viramontes made her characters so relatable.Published 15 days ago by Alexis
Absolutely beautifully written! It tells the delicate and intricate story of a real life circumstance through the perspective of a fictional character.Published 8 months ago by SCortez
I really enjoyed reading this book. It gave me an insight on the socioeconomic challenges that Mexicans face every day in this country(US). Read morePublished 10 months ago by Noel
I've read quite a few classics, and honestly, I've never read anything that is challenging yet profound book like this one. Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by Jadore
The book was ordered for my nephew who is in College. It arrived in perfect condition and after just a few days. ThanksPublished on October 7, 2011 by P. Darley
I had to read this book for a class, and not being of Hispanic origin and not being a Spanish speaker; certain phrases, mannerisms ,and language overall were rather difficult to... Read morePublished on July 30, 2011 by DJ ean
I like literature. I truly do. Even books I hate, I try to find enough redeeming qualities so that I can say that there is at least something I like about it. Read morePublished on March 26, 2011 by Timothy Riley
The world desperately needs a novel which chronicles the struggles and hardships facing the Mexican immigrant community. Read morePublished on December 4, 2008 by Kirsten Ferreri