The Meaning of Consuelo
The Signe family is blessed with two daughters. Consuelo, the elder, is thought of as pensive and book-loving, the serious child-la niña seria-while Mili, her younger sister, is seen as vivacious, a ray of tropical sunshine. Two daughters: one dark, one light; one to offer comfort and consolation, the other to charm and delight. But, for all the joy both girls should bring, something is not right in this Puerto Rican family; a tragedia is developing, like a tumor, at its core.
In this fierce, funny, and sometimes startling novel, we follow a young woman's quest to negotiate her own terms of survival within the confines of her culture and her family.
"Judith Ortiz Cofer has created a character who takes us by the hand on a journey of self-discovery. She reminds readers young and old never to forget our own responsibilities, and to enjoy life with all its joys and sorrows."--Bessy Reyna, MultiCultural Review
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Review: The Meaning of ConsueloUser Review - Kathryn - Goodreads
Slow moving coming of age story that was not very interesting. Saw little relationship between the sisters or between her and her friends. Read full review
Review: The Meaning of ConsueloUser Review - Doodi Al - Goodreads
I am very disappointed with this book. The story line did not have much substance. It is cleverly written but that is about it. Do not expect more of the book. Read full review