My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Lupita is the oldest of eight children, entering high school, and very ambitious. But, she knows her Mami is keeping a secret from them all, and when Lupita finds out that her mother has cancer, she feels her world slipping away. The family, living in Texas, is very close-knit, and Lupita's father has been working hard, trying to make a better life for all of them. Beautifully written in free style poetry, I was captivated by all of the characters,and moved by their story. I did shed a few tears, because losing a mother, whatever age you are, is one of the most difficult sorrows in life.
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