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Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
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Oct 02, 2011

really liked it
Read on October 02, 2011

I met Guadalupe Garcia McCall at a dinner after the YA Diversity tour and found her absolutely lovely. I'd never read any of her work before, but when I saw her book on NetGalley, of course I requested it. And was really blown away by it.

Lately, I've come to really, really love verse novels and this with the rich language and heart-breaking story was no exception. The story of Mexican-Americans becoming more American than Mexican after transplantation is a common, but McCall's beautifully heart-wrenching words make it its own.

It was a very, very fast read (I think I read it like 2 hours) but it certainly packs a punch in the scarce words. I very much enjoyed it and will be checking out more of her works!
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