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Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter
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Feb 18, 2012 Jen Gauthier rated it really liked it
Something Fierce was a very pleasant surprise. I started reading expecting to fall into the footsteps of a Chilean revolutionary. To learn more about what the resistance was about and why I should care. All this was in Carmen Aguirre's story, but told through the eyes of a young girl going also struggling with that universal life phase called adolescence. I was surprised to relate to Carmen in so many ways. Sure she was leading a double life as the child of resistance members exiled by Pinochet, ...more
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Jan 05, 2013 Jerry Haigh rated it really liked it
A remarkable sccount of a young woman's struggles against dictatorships in S. America.
John
I read this book partly because I have a friend who fled Pinochet's Chile and partly because our daughter had traveled through many of the countries mentioned in the book.

Most of the book is about Carmen growing up. It is mainly about her parents disappearing for days at a time, and then Carmen's teenage fascination with boys. It is only the last 80 pages or so where she becomes a revolutionary too. Even then not a lot happens. But it is still worth reading the book to get a perspective of the p
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