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Posted December 16, 2009
Zorro By Isabel Allende
The novel Zorro by Isabelle Allende is about a boy named Diego de la Vega a boy with parents from two different back rounds. His father is an aristocratic military Spanish nobleman who has become a landowner. Diego's mother is a Shoshone Indian. Diego is brought up with his best friend Bernardo who is an Indian. When Diego's father is away on business Diego's grand mother White Owl, teaches Diego and Bernardo Indian traditions. One of them is to find their spiritual guide. Diego's is a fox or zorro which is fox in Shoshone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
As Diego grows up his father decides to send him to Barcelona where the war with France and Napoleon is going on, he will study and get a European education. He stays with one of his father's old friends who has two daughters named Juliana and Isabel, Diego falls in love with Juliana as soon as he sees her. Diego has some competition, Monacada a wealthy privileged man who loves Juliana as well. As time goes on Diego is invited to join la justica, they help the poor and helpless. After the war with France ends la justica stops its work and Juliana's father is killed for associating with the French. When Juliana is next to be killed Diego, Juliana and Isabel decide to go to a port far away from Barcelona and then return to California to live with Diego's father and mother. On the way home to California they encounter a monstrous storm and pirates. Diego develops into Zorro protecting the people of California and helping the Native Americans of the area to get the justice that they deserve.
I really enjoyed this book because there was always something happening there wasn't a dull page in the entire book. Whether it was a fight between two swords men or a daring rescue, the book was full of exciting adventures, it also had some historical facts in it so you learn something as well. I wouldn't recommend this book to people that don't like long books or adventure. Any one else will enjoy this book very much.
Posted June 23, 2005
If you grew up watching Zorro on TV, and you have read Isabel Allende before, you will definitely enjoy this book. It is very light reading and perfect to divorce yourself of the world for a couple hours at a time... Pirates, adventures, duels, secret societies, gypsies, love, revenge... you name it. It is not even close to the best she's written, but it can provide you almost 400 pages of fun and make you understand why Bernardo was mute, why Garcia never hated Diego De La Vega and so many more things that the TV series never touched¿ worth the reading.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 10, 2010
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