This Book was so funny.I didn't really like that there were so many Spanish phrases that weren't explained that well.but yoiu can still understand the book with out knowing what they mean.I love the way that the girl learns about jerky guys and her family all at once.
I was attracted to Cubanita because mainly because of the cover and the summary on the inside cover. The book looked amusing, and like something I could relate to. Unfortunately, Cubanita wasn't quite as funny as it had appeared and I couldn't relate to it much at all. it wasn't all bad, though...
Isabel (Isabelita to her mother), is a 17-year-old Cuban-American girl. She has just graduated from high school and can't wait to leave at the end of the summer for the University of Michigan. One of the main reasons Isabel is so anxious to leave is to escape her overprotective (and very Cuban) mother, who often butts into Isabel's business and causes problems. During thi slast summer at home, Isabel meets a boy who is older than her. They get very serious very quickly, even though Isabel's mom warns her against him. Then her mother gets diagnosed with breast-cancer and everything goes topsy-turvey. I thought the ending was very predictable, and the book was certainly not an excellent piece of literature. I think that most teenage girls around the ages of 14 to 15 would like it, however and I enjoyed it enough to recommend it to some of my friends.
Isabel Diaz is a Cuban American living in Miami. Her mother really wants her to embrace her Cuban heritage, but she just wishes to be American. Isabel got a job at an art camp where she meets Andrew, a guy who she starts to go out with.
Isabel is tired of her mother's intererence in her life, but when a serious event happens to jeopardize their relationship, Isabel has to rethink her priorities.
I thought that this book was one of the best I've read this year. I think everyone can relate to it in some way. I really liked Isabel's character. Gaby Triana is one author I can't wait to read more of.