By Judith Robbins Rose
With humor and sensitivity, a debut novelist explores the arrival of age of a lady stuck among cultures as she reveals the braveness to forge a brand new destiny.
“Miss, will you be my Amiga?”
Amiga means "friend" in Spanish, yet on the adolescence heart, it intended a girl to take you places.
I by no means requested myself if humans as diverse as pass over and me might ever fairly be amigas.
When Jacinta Juarez is paired with a wealthy, well-known mentor, she is swept clear of the diapers and dishes of her personal everyday life right into a international of latest studies. yet crossing la linea into Miss’s international is frightening. 1/2 Jacinta aches for the relaxation of Mamá and the known defense of the barrio, whereas the opposite part longs to embody a destiny that gives greater than cleansing stuff for white humans. whilst her kin is torn aside, Jacinta must convey the 2 halves of herself jointly to win again every thing she's misplaced. Can she channel the ability she’s won from her mentor and the energy she’s inherited from Mamá to avoid wasting her shattered domestic life?