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Under the Mesquite

McCall, Guadalupe Garcia (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Under the Mesquite


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Throughout her high school years, as her mother battles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility for her house and seven younger siblings, while finding refuge in acting and writing poetry. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.
Authors: McCall, Guadalupe Garcia
Title: Under the mesquite
Publisher: New York :, Lee & Low Books,, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 224 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: Throughout her high school years, as her mother battles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility for her house and seven younger siblings, while finding refuge in acting and writing poetry. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.
ISBN: 1600604293
9781600604294
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Report This Nov 19, 2012
  • acritics rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a fine book, but didn’t really blow me away. Maybe it’s that I’ve read too many novels written in free verse lately. Maybe it’s one too many books about a parent dying of cancer. But this book didn’t grab me. It was good to see Lupita come through the tragedy and go forward to create a new life for herself. But this one didn’t have the same impact for me as other books I've read recently.

Report This Aug 03, 2012
  • quagga rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

lyrical, gentle and moving coming-of-age story

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