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User Review  - bderby - LibraryThing

The Meaning of Consuelo is a coming-of-age novel about a girl named Consuelo who is growing up in Puerto Rico. Consuelo explores her role within her family (as a woman, a sister, a daughter) as well ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - bookworm12 - LibraryThing

A young Puerto Rican girl, Consuelo, tells stories about her family and neighborhood and about taking care of her outgoing younger sister. Her best friend is her oddball male cousin who moves to New ... Read full review

The meaning of Consuelo

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

A poet, essayist, and novelist (e.g., The Latin Deli), Ortiz Cofer here crafts a story at once grim and humorous. Consuelo lives with her family in 1950s San Juan, Puerto Rico, a time of expanding ... Read full review

Review: The Meaning of Consuelo

User Review  - 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 Consuelo

User Review  - 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

Review: The Meaning of Consuelo

User Review  - Goodreads

It's interesting as far as showing the Puerto Rican culture, but too slow-paced and some frustrating characters. Read full review

Review: The Meaning of Consuelo

User Review  - Goodreads

I like the idea of this novel, and the novel when I look at it as a whole. However, the use of LGBTQ issues and mental health issues as props in the protagonist's story rubbed me the wrong way and kept me from enjoying it entirely. Read full review

Review: The Meaning of Consuelo

User Review  - Goodreads

This started out slowly and I had a hard time getting into it, but I ended up really liking it. Read full review

Review: The Meaning of Consuelo

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Once I started I couldn't put it down. I just had to find out what would happen next. The story is interesting and unique. Read full review


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