My monthly book club chose this book, I had no idea what to expect. Based on the title I assumed it was about Canada or Minnesota. I was pleasantly surprised that the book was about some Mexican teenagers on a mission to bring men back to their town. I enjoyed this book. It is fun and offers an interesting perspective. The characters were fun, young and energetic. The book touched on some of the everyday violence in parts of Mexico. The best part, in my opinion, were the border crossing sections; very interesting. However, the book's overall tone seems more geared towards adolescence readers. I would recommend the book to teen readers or adults looking for a fun read without "substance."
The book would not end soon enough. I am a huge fan of strong female characters, of which, this book had none even though it was based around a prominent woman suffragette. Even though the different characters are represented my different narrators, I still had a difficult time figuring out who was talking and when. I wish I has read the book instead so I could have flipped back to figure out what was going on. What was going on? The book progressed slowly, if it has an underlying message I think it would be: poor character is a genetic trait. I would not recommend this book to anyone. The only reason I finished it was so I could discuss it at my monthly book club.
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