Heather's Reviews > Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

Tropical Secrets by Margarita Engle
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Feb 11, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: coming-of-age, historical-fiction
Read in February, 2010

Another free verse novel like All The Broken Pieces, but this one doesn't deliver as much "meat" as I would have liked. It introduced me to what went on in Cuba during WWII with Jewish refugees (I had no idea that even happened--shows you how uninformed I am), but the storyline just seemed to skim the surface. It just left me wishing the book had gone deeper. If you want to read a book about a war refugee in free verse, I suggest All The Broken Pieces--different war, but it still gives great insight into the mind and emotions of a displaced child.

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