Monday, January 18, 2016

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

by Crystal Zhou

This book takes you on a time-reversing journey that works its way back from the 1990's to the 1960s. Alvarez uses her storytelling skills to portray the immigration experience from the Dominican Republic to America. It details the point of views of all four daughters mainly, along with their parents, because each individual had a different experience.

There is really no plot to speak of, but rather the chapters are connected by characters in them. These vignettes were always entertaining and held my attention, but sometimes I struggled to see the relationship between certain chapters.

I would recommend this book to people who don't really care for reading chapters in order, and those who want to read on a topic of immigration and cultural assimilation.

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