In this debut nove, the Garcia sisters--Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia--and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father's role in an attempt to overthrow a tyrannical dictator is discovered.
2/5 stars (it was OK)
I started a book club where we will read books by Latino authors. This is our first book that we picked. I really though I could related to the Garcia girls since I am from Guatemala and moved to the U.S. when I was a child. But I found that I could not relate to them at all. I felt like all three girls were whinny and too much into themselves. Also I feel like I didn't get to know them all that well. The story jumps around in time and characters too often to keep track of things. I would have much rather have read this book from the point of view of the mother and kept to a better timeline of events. I was disappointed at the ending as I feel it didn't wrap things up, just kind of ended.