Book Review of Caramelo

Author: Sandra Cisneros
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2

I hate the label "coming of age" book, because it seems there are so many of them. This book takes a long time to relate all of the back-story and history of various characters, but in the end wraps it all up neatly and tidily. It is about a young girl, Lalita, who is unsure of her place in Mexican society and within her own family and how she comes to accept and embrace her heritage. This is a very well written book and I'm surprised that it hasn't gotten more attention. It is lengthy, but worth the read!