Interesting look at a group of women who may all be Latinas but who couldn't be any more different in every way! I enjoyed it a lot.
A great read...couldn't put it down and you don't have to be Hispanic to enjoy it!
The book started out very slow for me. Around the 2nd half of the novel, my interest picked up and I got to the point I couldn't put it down. Each chapter is written through a different character.
relateable, fun and even a little gritty.
This is one of those books that you hear about through word of mouth - from friends, sisters, amigas - and after you read it, you love it! Not only that, you start recommending it to your friends and sisters. Granted, you may have to be Latina to get this book, but I think if you are a woman with a close knit group of girlfriends, you can still identify with one of the six Sucias, which is the name the ladies refer themselves to. I have read this book at least three times.
Much better than I thought it would be. I found this very entertaining.
Story told from the different perspectives of the main characters. Learned a lot about Latina culture! Fun read.
Word's can't even begin to describe how much I loved this book. It was great and I would highly reccomned it to any other Chick Lit fans or girls who have a tight group of friends that are always there to support each other trough thick and thin after all this is what this book is all about.
This was a wonderful book. Valdes-Rodriguez writes of Latinas with wry humor. She mixes in enough Spanish to make it fun. This is a must read for anyone who loves chick lit.
I really liked this book.
Great read...very enjoyable.
Six Latina friends, late 20s, meet regularly to dish, dine, and compare notes on the bumpy course of life and love. Great book, easy read.
Very enjoyable, bigger than life but still very real characters who grow and learn and support each other through some very big life hurdles.
A very good read....captured my interest from the start.
Good read! Like a chick flick :)
Six women met at Boston University ten years ago and formed a mutual support and admiration society that meets regularly to dish, dine and compare notes on the bumpy course of life and love.
From Publishers Weekly
Valdes-Rodriguez's debut novel delivers on the promise of its sexy title, offering six lively, irreverent characters: the sucias ("dirty girls" in Spanish), who have been friends since college and get together twice a year to catch up. The book opens at just such a meeting, six years after they've graduated from Boston University, and takes us through an eventful year in their late 20-something lives. This diverse group of women defies stereotypes. There's reserved, conservative Rebecca, founder and editor of a magazine for Latina women, whose marriage to a preppy, Marxist theory-spouting academic is on the rocks; Sara, a full-time mom in Brookline, from a rich Cuban-Jewish family and married to an abusive husband; Usnavys, ambitious and entertainingly materialistic, who's an executive with United Way; Amber, a struggling singer and guitarist; Elizabeth, host of a Boston morning TV show and a born-again Christian; and Lauren, a feisty, hard-drinking newspaper columnist, half Cuban and "half white trash." The book addresses serious questions-prejudice, the difficulty of winning respect from Latino men-but balances them with enough budding (and dying) romances and descriptions of clothing and decor to satisfy any chick lit fan. The lively, humorous writing is peppered with Spanglish and attitude (watching Usnavys approach their meeting place, Lauren says, "Look at her. She just slid up to the curb out front in her silver BMW sedan.... She's on her cell phone. Wait, take two: She's on her itsy-bitsy cell phone. It gets smaller every time I see her. Or maybe she gets bigger, I can't tell. Girl loves her food.") This is a fun, irresistible debut.
The jacket to this book is missing, I took it off so to put it on a shelf, don't know where it has gone. My friend gave me this back awhile back. It liked it.