The Liars of Mariposa Island {Ebook Kindle ePUB} by Jennifer Mathieu – TXT & Kindle ePUB

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • The Liars of Mariposa Island
  • Jennifer Mathieu
  • English
  • 22 November 2018
  • 9781626726338

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REVIEW The Liars of Mariposa Island READ & DOWNLOAD The Liars of Mariposa Island í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Is father and escape his mother’s manipulation The Liars of Mariposa Island follows siblings Elena and Joauin with flashbacks to their mother's experience as a teenage refugee fleeing the Cuban revolutionJennifer Mathieu’s multilayered novel explores the nature of secrets lies and fierce destructive lo. 35 STARSTHE LIARS OF MARIPOSA ISLAND is not the book I expected to read For some reason I thought Jennifer Matthieu s latest was a mysterythriller Instead it s a depressing look at a family through the eyes of Elena Joauin and their MamiIn 1959 Mami is used to a life of a pampered wealthy girl Amid Castro s rise to power she s sent to the USA allegedly to learn English She never sees her parents again I thought about the children that the US government separates from their parents and the trauma we continue to cause them Caridad now Carrie clearly is traumatized however much of her angst is due to no longer being wealthy She resents her foster family for making her do chores and looks down on everyoneElena resents her mother s ultra controlling behavior strictness her brother never had She lies to everyone about everything I understood her lies to get out of the house although the I read the less I trusted her I didn t take issue with Elena hooking up with JC In 1986 the setting for the story an almost seventeen year old girl dating nineteen year old routinely happened and was never uestioned I also didn t take issue with occasional drinking and using weed though I don t recommend it though I draw the line at selling drugs Everything in Elena s life set her up to fall for a guy like JC to be unable to discern partying from dangerJoauin wants out of Mariposa Island away from his alcoholic abusive mother He talks of finding his father in CaliforniaTHE LIARS OF MARIPOSA ISLAND takes readers through the summer of 1986 and through Carrie s young adult life While understanding the psychological trauma she endured I had trouble finding empathy for Carrie I liked Elena less as the book progressed While her predicament was extremely difficult she doesn t take the life preservers thrown her way and chooses wrong Joauin always tried to do the right thing though often resorted to lying They are THE LIARS OF MARIPOSA ISLANDMathieu uses character than plot to move the story forward Very little happens throughout the story Two surprises caught me off guard and made perfect sense to the storylineI ve read Mathieu s other books than once but I doubt I ll ever read LIARS OF MARIPOSA ISLAND AGAIN I enjoyed the book but didn t love it

REVIEW The Liars of Mariposa Island

The Liars of Mariposa Island

REVIEW The Liars of Mariposa Island READ & DOWNLOAD The Liars of Mariposa Island í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB F 1986 promises to be extra special when she meets JC the new boy in town whose kisses make Elena feel like she’s been transported to a new worldJoauin Finney can’t imagine why anyone would want to come to Mariposa Island He just graduated from high school and dreams about going to California to find h. I ve only read one other book by this author but I want to read them all now This book may not hit the high points for all readers but for me it really encompassed growing up in a Latinx household in the eighties I like the various POVs and I like that you have a tension that is consistent between the mother and her children This is a book about not just emigrating but learning how to adapt in a world that doesn t mirror where you began The ending definitely left open the door to possibilities

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REVIEW The Liars of Mariposa Island READ & DOWNLOAD The Liars of Mariposa Island í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB From the author of Moxie comes a stunning novel told in three voices about the lies families tell to survive Every year summer begins when the Callahans arrive on Mariposa Island That’s when Elena Finney gets to escape her unstable controlling mother by babysitting for their two children And the summer o. If I m being totally honest this book was pretty boring right up until the last like 50 pages when everything finally starts falling into place This is another one that wasn t necessarily a bad book but it was just meh