This book is the rare combination of: writing that is fresh, smart and funny; characters that are vibrant, exasperating and real; and a story that is poignant, bittersweet and beautiful.
I cannot convey how touching I found this novel, especially being a Latina in my mid-twenties. I felt these women could easily be anyone I know that has migrated to the United States. How different things look from the outside once we know the inside!
Enough blabbing then, let’s proceed to the questions:
- How do you think Rebecca’s husband was raised to view Latinos? How does this impact their marriage? Is his disappointment in her fair, in your opinion?
- How could it be that Sara’s home life and the image her friends have of her could be so different? Why do you think she hid the truth for so long?
- Why does Gato finally stray in his relationship with Amber? How does Amber react? By contrast, how do you think Lauren might have reacted in the same situation?
- Why does Usnavys think she needs to find a rich man? What in her past makes her believe this? How does this belief impact her happiness?
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