Fortune of Carmen Navarro

Fortune of Carmen Navarro

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by Jen Bryant
     
 

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ISBN-10: 037585097X

ISBN-13: 2900375850973

Pub. Date: 11/08/2011

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Carmen Navarro rings up customers at the Quikmart, bored to tears. It’s a job, and she needs it. But Carmen’s true love is music: she dropped out of high school to sing with the Gypsy Lovers and land a recording contract, someday.

Just a few miles away, Ryan Sweeney hunches over his books, a studious cadet with his eye on West Point.

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Carmen Navarro rings up customers at the Quikmart, bored to tears. It’s a job, and she needs it. But Carmen’s true love is music: she dropped out of high school to sing with the Gypsy Lovers and land a recording contract, someday.

Just a few miles away, Ryan Sweeney hunches over his books, a studious cadet with his eye on West Point. There’s not a single girl at the Valley Forge Military Academy, and that’s fine by him.

But when Ryan, on a day pass from campus, spots Carmen, with her shining black hair and snake tattoo, his pulse quickens. Carmen, who normally rolls her eyes at the stiff Academy soldados, can tell this one is different. She slips him a note: “Come hear my band.” A romance begins, unlikely, passionate . . . and quickly imbalanced. In an enthralling narrative of obsessive love, the novel builds to a stunning close.

Inspired by the novella and opera Carmen, Jen Bryant creates a strong-minded and alluring heroine in this contemporary tale of tragic love.

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ISBN-13:
2900375850973
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
240

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The Fortune of Carmen Navarro 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Pookieee More than 1 year ago
so i had to do a project on a book, and i read all these sappy books and then read then n instantly picked it. the plot is absolutely amazing even though it is a bit cliche. QUiet guy falls for the most beautiful girl. soon realizes he cant have her and goes crazy. meanwhile hes neglectin his duties, friends, family. i didn't like how carmens character was so feministic about being independent but in the eplilogue was the very opposite? the ending was predictable and the writing was very simple. but i still loved the plot, not so much the characters. i still recommend it, its a great fast read. :)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Tawni More than 1 year ago
The Fortune of Carmen Navarro was a good read, but I definitely felt like there was something missing. I read this book in two days, because I was just waiting to find out that Carmen was a gypsy with a supernatural power of seduction or something like that! But, in the end that was not the case and it just fell flat for me. Don't get me wrong though the storyline is actually very good and different, being that it is based on an opera. So, if you are looking for a supernatural twist, this is not the book for you. I really loved that this book was written in the perspectives of four people: Carmen, Ryan, Will, and Maggie. This was great because I never got bored and I got to venture into each of their personal lives. Carmen is a sexy and beautiful girl who is half-gypsy. According to her best friend and 'sister', Maggie, all the guys flock to her and she uses them for a short time and moves on. I actually liked Carmen and that may be because she's full of life and likes to have fun. Carmen has a band called The Gypsy Lovers. She gets all her ideas and writes her songs based on her relationships. When Ryan and Will, cadets from the near-by military academy, visit the Quikmart where Carmen works, she writes a song about Ryan. Ryan is shy and cute and Carmen of course decides to reel him into her 'web'. Ryan is a straight-A student that studies hard and when he feels so connected with her he wants to forget about school. Then there's a twist, but I'm definitely not telling you what that is! I will tell you that Ryan loves Carmen and things get too serious, too quickly. Overall, I enjoyed reading this book, but it was just a side read, not one to absorb all your attention! A good quick read. :)