Song of the Boricua Kindle Edition
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When I began reading Song of the Boricuta by Olivia Castillo, I thought that the number of characters and story line would be difficult to follow. I could not have been more wrong; the plot of this story was not only enthralling and engaging, but drew me into the world of this family. The author has created such a diverse cast of characters, each with their own strong personality. I didn't feel there were any villains in this story because you were allowed to see their backstory, and could understand why they acted in a certain way. I loved the lively spirit of Corinna especially, and the tortured soul of Isabella was heartbreaking. This is an amazing saga of family relationships and gives you an incredible sense of self-awareness of how your upbringing can affect the choices you make and your view of the world and others. I have been taken on an emotional roller coaster throughout this novel and the ending was heart wrenching but perfect.
About the Author
- File Size : 4867 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 337 pages
- ASIN : B07FZPKTF8
- Publication Date : July 28, 2018
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,948,400 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Having visited Puerto Rico I can attest to its beauty thank you Olivia Castillo for such a great story. Well written and the characters come alive as their lives are revealed.
Top reviews from other countries
Castillo’s story – beginning in the 1930s and taking us to the present - is populated by larger than life men, rich and poor, a navy officer, a mulatto drunkard, who bring to the lives of the women volcanic moments of joy followed by deep despair and melancholy. Castillo’s style is a blend of folkloric and magic realism, hints of poetry and neatly constructed metaphor. She draws you in:
“Elena stayed up the rest of the night, her lips still tingling from Ricardo’s kiss. The rooster shrieking at the approaching dawn woke her from her stupor, reminding her of the long day she had ahead of her.”
There is no substitute for good writing – and this is good writing. Some people never write a second novel – like first love, they never quite find their way again. Olivia Castillo will not suffer that problem.