Sweet Fifteen
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Sweet Fifteen

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A compelling coming-of-age novel set against the backdrop of a traditional quinceanera celebration.
Paperback, 296 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Arte Publico Press
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Carrie Adair
The book is okay. It features some romance and role of tradition is families and communities. It’s mostly about the stress a teenager feels if they are caught between traditional families and modern-day life.

I think the most interesting thing about this was about the quinceañera and the dress shop. Stephanie held little interest to me. Rita was the most interesting, but the book was somewhat bland. I don’t know if this gives a good representation of Mexican-American culture. Think about if this...more
Dania Roman
This book is about a young girl that didnt want a qinceneara, but her parents had that dream of making her only child an amazing party that she will never forget. the girl to make her parents happy she pleased them by pretending that she wants it. in the beginning when her parents and she were getting everything ready she was just making it more difficult and just moaning of everything. in the end she saw how wonderful it is to have a quinceneara and she was happy that her parents made her one.
Aida
Oct 20, 2010 Aida rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Jessica Collado
I can't put this book down. I am probably going to finish it this weekend, and I just started it this week. That is not normal for me.

This book was my record. I finished it in 6 days. Great story, a little old, but loved the family focus!
Amanda
This is one of those books i read when I was in middle school and am rereading for nostalgia's sake. Unfortunately, it's nowhere near as good as my twelve-year-old self remembers.
N.Yasmin
This was a great book. The quinceañera was not only a turning point for the girl but also for her family, since they had just finished recuperating from the death of her father.
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