This was a well written book about family secrets and how it affects each person differently. How the family deals with the aftermath of the secrets being revealed and their attempt to move forward. We have Camino and Yahaira who are sisters and only find out about each other after the passing of their father. These two girls couldn’t be more opposite if they tried. I loved reading about them separately and when they finally came together.
When I start reading this story I felt like I was being transported into the Dominican Republic. I saw everything unfold as I read and I loved Acevedo’s vivid detail to description and the way she showcased the culture.
I started reading Elizabeth Acevedo last year and she has quickly become one of my favorite/auto buy authors. Acevedo’s words are magnetic, so full of passion and they always stay with me for a long time after I read.
This book is written in verse which I normally not a fan of but Acevedo as usual had me hanging on each and every word. I highly recommend you read this book, The Poet X, and With The Fire On High which are written by this author as well.