Note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Este audiolibro es en Espanol.
©1998 Esmeralda Santiago; (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC
I did listen to it twice. First, it is an interesting and entertaining insight into a sub-culture that is alien to me but very American. Second, Spanish is my second language, and the author's reading is excellent for my listening skills. Next I'll download her final book of the trilogy, "El Amante Turco."
This is a continuation of Cuando Era Puertorriquena. Moving to New York and coming of age. I found the former more enjoyable but still a well written and narrated novel. I liked the first half best. This is not the end. I hope to see our heroine grow into someone more substantial in the next episode. If you enjoyed the first book you will also enjoy this one (only not as much). Go ahead - get it! This is some great writing.
Santiago writes beautifully and with insight. Her depiction of the life of young Puerto Rican immigrant is deftly told, absorbing and poignant.
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