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The Knife and the Butterfly by Ashley Hope Pérez
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Feb 17, 12

it was ok
bookshelves: ya-fiction, read-in-2012
Read from January 19 to February 08, 2012


Not my kind of book at all, but once I got into it, I liked it more than I thought I would. The end was a twist I didn't see coming (maybe I would have, though, had I been invested earlier on).

That said, I have to give Perez so much credit for writing these kinds of stories -- about the hardened kids, the city kids, the kids who are dealing not only with life at home but all of the baggage that comes with being Latino -- because these are stories we need more of. There is a huge readership for this book and I hope it finds those readers.

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Reading Progress

01/19/2012 page 25
02/06/2012 page 100
38.0% "SO glad I put this down and came back. This time it's much stronger."
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