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Monday, November 24, 2014

a GREAT multicultural story

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
The Book of Unknown Americans

By: Christina Henriquez

Genre:  Adult Fiction

Pages: 286

Published: 2014

Audiobook: 9 hours and 12 minutes

Read: November

4.5 out of 5

This book reminded me a lot of a Hispanic version of Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey. It includes several stories told from multiple immigrants from Mexico. Some of the stories intertwine while others stand alone. What I loved about the audio was that every single character was narrated by a different person. This added a personal touch to every character.  The main story line involves the telling of the relationship between a Panamanian boy and a Mexican girl. Their love story reminded me a lot of Eleanor and Park’s told by Rainbow Rowell.  All the stories will open the readers’ minds to the difficulties faced by immigrants in the United States.  Because this book is not just about immigrants, but also teenage love I would definitely recommend this to teenagers as well.  

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