Gerrie's Reviews > Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy

Learning to Die in Miami by Carlos Eire
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Jun 28, 2011

really liked it
Read from June 28 to July 07, 2011

The experience of reading this book is definitely enhanced by having started with "Snow." Much of the character development and historical background weren't reiterated here, which was good for a sequel but could be limiting as an intro.

While I don't disagree with the reviewers who were distracted by Eire's hopping around, for me this underscored that his emotional evolution was neither consistent nor linear.

Eire has survived a most challenging and unorthodox upbringing. His process for identifying his own meaning and value is revealing and I'm grateful that he shares his story with such eloquence and honesty.
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