How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
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How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents
By: Julia Alvarez
2005, 304 pages
I was disappointed in "How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents". I feel as if it had a lot of potential, but then just didn't live up to it. The book is more of a collection of short stories than a novel. If it were presented that way (instead of as a novel), it would have been a bit better.
The title has virtually nothing to do with the book. There is no connection between the stories. Because of the lack of connection between all the short stories, I never felt drawn in. The only reason that I even finished "How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents" was because I was hoping that by the end there would be some tie that binds. But nope.
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