Paz Ellis describes her journey growing up in an immigrant town where she constantly struggles with family expectations and responsibilities, idiosyncrasies of being a teenager all while living the American dream. The book takes you through a roller coaster of emotions. I laughed at the Cuban and Dominican expressions and as she described growing up in a Hispanic household and I also cried as she described her parents struggle to make ends meets and live the American dream. This is definitely a 2 thumbs up!👍👍
This book was very relatable coming from a family of Cuban descent and being a first generation Cuban-American. From the cleaning rituals, to the taunting at school, and the passing of two beautiful people the story is eloquently presented and stirred emotions that only our generation can truly appreciate.