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Learned a lot from this story about deportation and children left behind wen the parents are sent away, and was pretty surprised to find that our country would let these kids fall through the cracks. How disappointing! Did not like the narration at all, feeling it was way too over the top. Also, the story seemed a bit slow moving.
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What did you like best about this story?
I loved that I was surprised at how invested I became in her journey! I didn't really know what to expect, but I found myself fighting for her in my head! Her story also shed a lot of light on immigration, but she throws in feminism in there too. I loved that she had a point to her book, but it wasn't in your face. In the end she does have a little soap box moment in her last chapter, but she was bringing her reasoning for writing the book up, and I enjoyed what she had to say!
Also, because she is an actress, she changes her voice with characters (not in an annoying way), and it helped me visualize and connect with what was going on. I'm so glad she read it, because I don't think it would've done the book justice with someone else reading.
12 of 15 people found this review helpful
Incredible story, and it's great to hear it from Diane herself. Definitely worth a listen
I loved this audiobook especially because it was narrated by Diane Guerrero herself. It had the right amount of humour, social commentary, and honesty (although I suppose it mighg be a bit triggering for people suffering with self harm issues). Of course we all choose the things we share and things we keep to ourself, but by sharing some of the pretty and the ugly times, thoughts and emotions, she created a multidimensional portrayal of herself that make me like her as a person even more and makes me excited to see what the future holds for her in terms of acting and her activism. All in all, i was hooked by this great read!
What did you like most about In the Country We Love?
It was amazing to hear Guerrero tell her story in her own voice. She has a beautiful, modulated voice and you could hear her joy at her highs and her devastation at her lows.
What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Country We Love?
The image of young Diane scared and hiding under her parents' bed was a very powerful one.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
The senior recital, when she really realised how much being on stage meant to her.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, it would have been hard to digest in one sitting.
Any additional comments?
There were a lot of tense, difficult moments in the story along with some joyful ones.
Must read for all. This is a great story that needs to be heard for those throughout the world.