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Posted December 9, 2012
The book I read was "The Disappearance of Irene Dos Sa
The book I read was "The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos" Margaret Mascarenhas. It was printed in the United States of America. Grand Central Publishing co. Hachette Book Group. 237 Park ave. New York, NY 10017. The first edition was June 2009. The theme of this book is kind of Mystery and adventure.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book is about a girl named Irene who is the new girl in school and a girl named Lily has to show her around. Then they become best friends. Both of them have different families. Irene’s family is not controlling and lets her do whatever she wants but Lily’s family is strict and doesn't let her do anything. Irene is definitely not the best influence on Lily because she teaches her how to French kiss at the age of 13. Lily got caught in the elevator kissing a boy and one of the teachers caught her. The teacher called her mom and Lily got transferred to a catholic boarding school. Her parents didn't want her seeing Irene anymore but they still saw each other without their parents knowing.
A few years later Lily and her family decide to go on a family trip into the jungle and Lily can bring one friend so Lily wanted to bring Irene. Her family surprisingly agreed. While they were on the trip they wanted to go swimming in a lake. Only Lily came out and there was no sign of Irene anywhere. But the bad part is Lilt has no memory of the event. Fifteen years later Lily becomes 8 months pregnant and finds a letter praying to find out what happened to her friend.
I personally thought that this book was just okay. Also I am not a big fan of reading so I don’t like a lot of books but it was one of the better ones. Mainly the reason why I liked this book was because it was about a girl who is around my age so I feel like I was able to connect more. But I am not really into adventurous books. From reading this book I learned a little more about Spanish like I learned more Spanish vocabulary like Irene Dos Santos means Irene two saints.
I would recommend this book to people who like to read a lot. Many people who know a little Spanish like Spanish 1 would be able to comprehend the book a lot more or people who know a little about Venezuelan backgrounds. So yes I would recommend this book to people who like Spanish and would like to know a little more about a Spanish background.
Posted August 8, 2009
Appealing writing style, and tho characters not esp. compelling, they did seem "current.". Very entertaining if you are familiar with Venez. from '50's to present, but w/out such knowledge many of the names/places alluded to wouldn't mean much.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.