Teen Ink, 4/09
“It shows you the trials that immigrants face when they move to the United States, including the many differences in language and culture…Perfect for those who like books that have real meaning.”
Esmeralda Santiago's When I Was Puerto Rican is a beautiful novel!
This book really caught my attention and left me feeling like I had to keep on reading to find out what was going to happen.
Santiago excels at creating scenes with great detail, and describing the emotions felt by the characters in the story.
I loved ready this book, I related to much to this story , it was as she was writing about my life n my experiences. I also read conquistadora. When is Esmeralda writing again.Published 2 months ago by Rosa Vargas
This book is amazing but in one of the chapters one of the kids were talking dirty.It also curses in Spanish.In sum of it all it was great!Published 3 months ago by M. Escribano
This story was wonderful. I love how Esmeralda makes us see life through the eyes of that little girl she once was. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Signe
The story is spot on of the poverty and hardships. Any older puertorican that reads this book would understand.Published 4 months ago by Barbara