Reviewed by: BelaRating: 3 stars
Review: This book is a well-written and vivid account of a young girl’s coming-of-age during “pre-revolutionary Cuba.” The writer engulfs the reader in the rich, vibrant history and cultural traditions of Cuba. Perhaps it was too involved with minute details that it almost read like a war documentary at times. I also thought that it had too many characters and too much politics to hold my interest. Can Cubans talk of nothing else but Castro?
Although witty and heart-felt, the story’s attempt at humor was overshadowed by the political weight and the abundance of historical facts. It was just a long lecture on Cuba.
The writing was good, but this is mainly a story for those who want to learn about Cuba.