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Excellent, fast- paced dialogue and sharp insight into cultural differences, especially Lula's take on American cultural stereotypes while growing to recognize the complex reality.Published 5 months ago by suzanne adam
draggy. no payoff. ball is dropped on many places where there was obvious set-up for a meaningful result. superficial two dimensional characters. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Elaine The Schramm
Well written. It kept me wanting to know what would happen next. Both the motivations and fears of an immigrant and her take on American culture were expressed.Published on August 4, 2013 by Reader_CEM
An engaging read although I thought the authors petty denigrations of George Bush and his administration were unnecessary. Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by jltho
Our book club had a lengthy discussion about this book: does the author like America, or not? This is a quirky look at how immigrants orient themselves to our quirky society,... Read morePublished on January 13, 2013 by Auntie M
Mildly amusing novel about a young Albanian immigrant's experiences in darkest New Jersey, but not as funny nor as pointed as it could have been. Read morePublished on December 1, 2012 by Anne Mills
The perspective on America, and Americans, by Lula (an Albanian orphan new to this country) was hilarious, and the book is well worth reading for these sections alone. Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by Ed
The meandering plot and generally light-hearted take include some serious issues about assimilation, exploitation, and immigrants seeking to integrate themselves into the seamier... Read morePublished on July 3, 2012 by John L Murphy