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 - Vamos a Leer - Goodreads
In reflecting on The Meaning of Consuelo, Julia Alvarez expresses what one finds at the heart of the book that makes it both beautiful and sad at the same time: “A bittersweet tale of the price one ... Read full review
Review: The Meaning of ConsueloUser Review - Briana Mae (TheBookBuddies) - Goodreads
Actual Rating: 2.5 Although, this book wasn't my usual cup of tea it was very interesting. It gave an interesting perspective and narrative of the Puerto Rican culture from a girl who's desperate to ... Read full review