Monday, October 1, 2007
YA Pick of The Week
Conseulo is a Puerto Rican teen living in San Juan in the 50s. The island is undergoing major culture changes with the influx of American enterprise. Conseulo's coming-of-age encapsulates the awkwarkness, doubt, disappointment and personl dilemma we all have experienced during our formative years. I'll be passing this one on to my own pre-teen in the very near future. A few choice sub-plots going on, too. Cofer weaves the personal transformations of multiple characters effortlessly. The text is sprinkled with Spanish that isn't difficult to understand.