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Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
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Aug 18, 2010

really liked it
Read in January, 2010

Sandra Cisneros storytelling ability kept me enthralled throughout the entire novel. Her characters are colorful, funny, poignant, arrogant, sympathetic, judgmental, forgiving and oh so real in their human foibles and triumphs.
I grew up in a family of nine kids and completely related to Lala's experiences as a member of a very large family. I love the family histories recounted by Lala, especially, The Awful Grandmother's story, with interruptions and revisions from The Awful Grandmother herself. Are these family histories fact or fiction? It doesn't matter. They are darn good stories. "Ceuntame algo, aunque sea una mentira." "Tell me a story, even if it's a lie."
I loved this book.

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