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The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico by Sarah McCoy
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Sep 19, 2009

it was ok
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Read in October, 2009

i read it because puerto rico was in the title and i learned that the author was 1/2 puerto rican, like me, and i wanted hear what she had to say.
i finished it, which is good, but i wouldn't list it as a fav or even something really good. it was just okay.
the book tells the story of a pre-pubescent girl growing up in the jibaro country of puerto rico. this means, she lives on her family's farm in a small mountain town and her family are considered countryfolk. i found her naivete very annoying, but i had to put that aside and remember that everybody didn't grow up knowing everything like i thought i did. i also found that her parents didn't explain certain growing-up things to her annoying, too, but had to put those feeling aside to get through the book.
overall, i love the use of puerto rican terms and reminders of the time i spent on the island and eating the glorious food.
the best thing to come out of reading this is that i'm cooking more puerto rican dishes. thanks sarah!

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