Thursday, January 8, 2009

"Ghosts of El Grullo" by Patricia Sanders

This book disappointed me. It's the story of Yolanda, a young Latina girl who grows up in an east San Diego neighborhood and attends UC San Diego. The first part of the book deals with Yolanda's childhood and the death of her mother. The second part deals with her loathing of her father. Sprinkled in is talk of Latino pride, Communism, sexuality, and family dynamics. Throughout the book--but especially in the second half--Yolanda's pretty unhappy, and has a lot of resentment towards her father. But nothing he does seems to be so bad. I just didn't get this book.

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