This was a very readable and emotional memoir by a gifted writer. Grande tells her story of her early childhood in Mexico, her immigration to the U.S. when she was 9, and continues through her young adulthood. She foregoes the omniscient narrator pose and instead tells her stories through the eyes of her 4-year and 8-year and 15-year old selves; not an easy task but she succeeds beautifully. To call it an "immigration" story both politicizes the memories and denies the intimacy of Grande's tales. This is a family story, told from the POVs of Grande and her siblings. It taught me a lot about modern Mexican-American culture.

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