Down to the Bone

by Mayra Lazara Dole | Teens | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0060843101 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 1/19/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Hardcover with dust jacket. From the front flap: Here's what it means to be a tortillera. It means you're a girl who loves girls. Which means you get kicked out of Catholic school faster than Mother Superior Sicko can say "Immoral." Which means your wacko Mami finds out. Which means you're kicked to the curb with nowhere to go, and the love of your life is shipped of to Puerto Rico to marry a guy.

After her life is abruptly turned upside down, Miami teenager Laura has to find a way to land on her feet.

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, March 21, 2014
On the surface, about the only things I have in common with this book's protagonist are being female and having a younger brother: I'm not gay or Cuban-American, and it's been a while since I was a teenager. I was raised in a household with two parents, my Spanish is less-than-minimal, and I think I've been to Miami, once.

None of that stopped me from rooting for Laura and wanting her to find her own place in the world.

As a young friend of mine said, the important thing is not whether someone is gay or straight. The real question is: do you care about this person, and do you want them to be part of your life?

Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, March 21, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (3/21/2014 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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Laura's off on a new adventure - this time to Georgia in JennyC1230's Shrinking Teens Bookbox.

Released for Secretariat's 2014 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Challenge (week 11) and Secretariat's Oh, the Places We Can Go challenge.

Journal Entry 4 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, April 14, 2014
This book returned in the Teens Shrinking Bookbox. My daughter, RCOUFAN and I will look through and read/release or pass on the books in some way. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 5 by JennyC1230 at Rose Creek Library - Towne Lake in Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Released 11 mos ago (8/8/2018 UTC) at Rose Creek Library - Towne Lake in Woodstock, Georgia USA

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