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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Book "Adelita's Secret" by Christopher Cloud

About the Book: Lost in a superficial world of materialism and social status—and ashamed of her Latino heritage—seventeen-year-old Adelita Noé is loved by two men, two men separated by a hundred years and vastly different stations in life. One man owns little more than the shirt on his back. The other, a poet at heart, is heir to a vast fortune. Their love for Adelita serves as the backdrop for the Latino girl’s quest to better understand herself and her Mexican roots.

About the Author: Award-winning author Christopher Cloud writes middle-grade and young adult novels. He began writing fiction full time at the age of 66 after a long career in journalism and public relations. Chris graduated from the University of Missouri in 1967 with a degree in journalism. He has worked as a reporter, editor, and columnist at newspapers in Texas, California, and Missouri. He was employed by a major oil company as a public relations executive, and later operated his own public relations agency. He created the board game Sixth Sense in 2003. Chris lives in Joplin, Missouri, and enjoys golf and hiking.

My Review: As a Latino, this book touched me deeply, as I could feel Adelita's pain trying to be accepted by her colleagues without prejudice. It is not easy, mainly for a young lady. And the author was able to capture all her anguish in this beautiful and touching story. 
As life is never easy, Adelita is caught in a situation that makes her learn and reflect on the suffering of Mexican people at the beginning of the 20th century. I almost can say that the past comes to haunt her (literally). Involved with two loves separated by a hundred years (with the help of her great-great-grand mother, Adelita travels between two realms), Adelita learns the true meaning of sacrifice, friendship, rejection, care for others, responsibilities, and all the sentiments that help building a valuable character. 

I recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader who enjoys a very well written novel, with all ingredients to be a success, mainly among young adults, like romance, paranormal activities, time travelling and discussions about hot topics. They will not be disappointed.
I received this book from the author for reviewing, but I was not requested for a positive review. Opinion expressed here is my own.

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