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A perfect summer read!,
This review is from: Burning (Hardcover)
this story is told by the two protagonists. One is a recent high school graduate named Ben and the other is a Gypsy girl named Lala. Even though their worlds and views are as different than night and day, they are about at similar cross roads in life.
Ben has been given a a scholarship to attend UCSD. Even though this is dream come true instead of being excited for the new adventure that he will soon be facing, he is torn in two. Yes he will be attending a great university, but everyone around him who he loves. is facing different circumstances. They live in a city with a population of less than 500. The sole occupation for many of these families was a Mine that recently closed and layed off all of there employees. With the town now bankrupt everyone must move, including this family and his best friends.
Lala on the other hand, is the perfect Gypsy daughter. She lives and breathes by her cultures traditions and values. She is a good daughter, a good sister, and will soon be a good wife to a boy her father picked for her in an arranged marriage to her sister's husband's brother. Things however as not as they seem internally for Lala. She struggles with some of the her family's customs and with her 18th birthday around the corner and her wedding to Romeo she finds herself questioning some of her family's customs.
Both of their worlds will collide when Ben's friends take him to get his fortune told at Lala's families camp. The second they both lock eyes on each other there are sparks. Will Ben give up his scholarship to be with Lala? Will Lala risk being disowned from her family for a chance to be with Ben? You have to read the book to find out!
Guys! I adored this book! The characters were so fresh and vivid and just flew from the page. This story was so refreshing and I really enjoyed learning more about the Gypsy world! I loved Lala's struggle between what she wanted and what her family wanted for her. Their individual stories and their story together was just amazing!
And that ending!!!!
So many emotions rolled up into one! I am not sure if there will be a follow up but I sure DO hope so! This is definitely another great summer read!
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Initial post: Mar 1, 2014 8:02:34 AM PST
amanda gonzalez says:
Sounds really good! I love really good endings!!!
Posted on Apr 19, 2014 11:39:49 AM PDT
Aleksandra Bookworm says:
Great review! Just put it on my TBR!
Posted on Apr 29, 2014 7:35:22 PM PDT
Sounds really good! Putting it on my TBR list :)
Posted on Oct 18, 2014 8:51:49 PM PDT
Sounds like a great read. Nice review!
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