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Almost a Woman by Esmeralda Santiago
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Aug 15, 10

Recommended to Doreen by: Diane
Recommended for: to women, teens through old gals!
Read from August 13 to 15, 2010, read count: 1

What a lovely book. Santiago shares her feelings, fears, and fantasies, growing up as a young Puerto Rican girl. She arrives in New York at the age of thirteen. That's a crucial time in a girl's life. Her experiences within her large family are recounted lovingly, with humor and typical teen-aged disdain. Her experiences with men are recounted honestly, without any sugar-coating, I believe. This was a fast read for me. I was engaged in the story from beginning to end and see this as a true, coming-of-age story from the 60's.
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08/13/2010 page 178
53.0% "loving this book. So far, a wonderful account of a young Puerto Rican girl, growing up in NYC in the 60's. Reading pretty quickly..."

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