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I LOVED the author's first book. I didn't like this one at first; it felt too negative & depressing. I couldn't identify with Letty, because she kept making so many appalling choices....she wasn't likable to me. No mother needs to be perfect, but as a mother myself, I always have tried to do what was best for my kids. I haven't been perfect because that's not possible, and kids are resilient. But I don't understand any parent whose primary motive isn't the thought of what is best for their kids. But then Letty began to grow as a mother, and did begin to make choices based on what was best for her kids. I liked the second half or so of the book, and look forward to the author's next book. I like stories that are "real life," which include the hard parts of life, but which see the characters growing and having hope for the future. I think this book would appeal most to women who have made serious mistakes but then turned their lives around.
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I'm not a big fan of fiction but occasionally something catches my eye and I buy with my fingers crossed. This book did not disappoint.
Leddy, a Mexican American girl with a promising future ends up a single mother of two kids-both being raised by her own mother while she works dead end jobs and and fails to launch her own life. Then her parents move back to Mexico and here the story really takes off. The characters were well-developed and real. The story tackles the real life issues facing undocumented immigrants and first generation Americans. The plot is thick with twists and turns and does not have the predictability and implausibility in so much fiction I have read. Narration is done in the woman's voice and her older son which keeps things interesting.
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