Under the Mesquite

Under the Mesquite

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781600604294
1600604293
Branch Call Number: / FICTION MCCALL GUADALU
Characteristics: 224 p. ; 22 cm

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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.


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Nov 19, 2012

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.

quagga Aug 03, 2012

lyrical, gentle and moving coming-of-age story

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