Friday, May 22, 2009

Finding Miracles by Julia Alvarez

“Finding Miracles” is about an ordinary American teenager living in Vermont. Her name is Milly Kaufman and she lives with both her parents, a sister about the same age as she and a younger brother. Her life was ordinary until she met Pablo, a new student at her high school. Pablo has an exotic accent, a strange fashion sense and an intense interest in Milly. His interest of her forces her to confront her identity as an adopted child from Pablo's native country. As their relationship grows, Milly decides to undertake a courageous journey to her homeland. Along the way she discovers the story of her birth is intertwined with the story of a country recovering from a brutal history.

Yesenia G.

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