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Dreaming in English by Laura Fitzgerald
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Oct 15, 2013

really liked it
bookshelves: poc-mc, interracial-romance
Read from April 21 to 23, 2012

Let's get this out of the way upfront, this book is so pro America it's almost ridiculous. If you made a drinking game out of every time the word 'freedom' appears in this book you wouldn't make it three chapters. I seriously debated taking a star off for this but ultimately decided against it simply because the most patriotic people I know are immigrants so it is within the realm of possibility for Tami's character to think this way.

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, the book is very much a beach read. It's a sequel to Veil of Roses and the plot of the last book is summed up but I feel that it would behoove you to read it as some things may not make sense toward the ending otherwise. This book sees much less of the English Class (and therefore much less Eva which is unfortunate as her interactions with Tami were some of my favorite parts of the first book) on the other hand we get much more of Ike and much much more of Tami's parents who weren't really a presence in the last book. We also get to meet Ike's family who don't really approve of his last minuet 'green card marriage'. This provides the primary source of conflict for most of the book. It's fluff mostly which is fine by me. There are a few 'makes you think' moments but if you want some substance in that regard I recommend Khaled Hosseini. If you're looking for something light and sweet pick this up and give it a read.

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