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Young Adult Fiction
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Red Glass

Reader reviewed by Kristen

I think I'm falling in love with everything she writes. After having read What the Moon Saw,
I just had to pick up another book by her. For the most part, I don't
pick up realistic fiction, but I do enjoy multicultural literature,
which is what Laura writes.

The different attitudes of the
various characters with their differing backgrounds really pulls you
into the story and into loving the characters. Sophie grows up in a
materialistic world, but can let go and try on some adventure for the
love of her adopted brother Pablo and a love interest named Angel.

This
book makes you realize how safe we feel in America, how easy it is to
get from place to place and how cold it can be. The view of Mexico that
Resau shows us is a realistic one - where most of the people are
willing to help, to share their home for a night. But there are dangers
with the gangs in Mexico and the transportation isn't always safe.

I
really got sucked into this book, with it's heart-wrenching moments
where you're not sure if everyone will live happily ever after. The
characters that just warm you inside out.

There's not much more to be said except to say that you MUST read this book and her other books.

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