Monday, March 9, 2009

Shades of Love

The Meaning of Consuelo
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Beacon Press

Consuelo 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. Consuelo's
coming-of-age encapsulates the awkwardness, doubt, disappointment and personl dilemma we all have experienced during our formative years. In this ya novel, Cofer weaves the personal transformations of multiple characters effortlessly. The text is sprinkled with Spanish that isn't difficult to understand.

Shades of Love
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