October 30, 2007

The Guardians - Ana Castillo

I apologize for the absence - work and life have been keeping me busy. But, I have been reading, so here are a few reviews!

I got this one as an Advance Reader's Edition, and I'm so glad I did! This is a charming little book. The characters are so real and human, and each has their own voice. We hear from each character in separate chapters, and they are recognizable from their "voices." Regina is my favorite character - she's flawed and wonderful, and she speaks in a delightful mix of English and Spanish - I could hear her speaking in my head. The book is very topical, as it deals with troubles at the Mexican/US border, but aside from that it is about people dealing with every day life.

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