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Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa
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Sep 08, 2010

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I read the book Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa. This book takes place in modern day Chicago, mostly in September, although around the end it jumps to May.
This book is in first person point of view. The main character is Violet Paz. Violet is a sophomore in high school and is a little uncomfortable with herself. She is part of the speech team at her school.
Violet’s grandmother comes to visit Violet for her birthday and insists that she have a quincearno (a party for Hispanic girls who are turning fifteen) because of their Cuban heritage. Violet does not want to have one because she sees herself more as an American than Cuban. Violet is forced to go through with the party anyway. She has to come to terms with herself and take charge of the party planning, because things were getting hectic between her parents and grandparents. While dealing with this at home, she has speech team at school. Her objective is to come up with an original comedy and perform it for three judges. Her inspiration for this is her chaotic family life, which may just get her a good review from the judges.
I enjoyed this book very much, because it has a nice plot and it isn’t confusing. This book teaches you a little about Cuba and its heritage. The idea for Cuba 15 is not common, which makes this more enjoyable because you are introduced to something new while reading.

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September 8, 2010 – Started Reading
September 8, 2010 – Shelved
September 8, 2010 –
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October 5, 2010 – Finished Reading

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