Going Homeby Nicholasa Mohr
Felita's whole life seems to change the year that she turns twelve. Her mother begins to insist that her brothers go with her everywhere, and she's not allowed to hang out like she did last year. Nothing about growing up in a strict Hispanic household seems fair. Then Felita learns that one of her dreams will come trueshe'll be spending the summer in Puerto Rico with her uncle Jorge. Even though she'll miss her family and her friendsespecially VinnyFelita knows she'll be happy.
But Felita's summer isn't at all what she expected. At first none of the girls wants to be friends with a Nuyorican, and Felita desperately wants to go back home. But by summer's end, Felita has grown up a little bit, and what she takes back to New York City is a deeper understanding of herself and her homeland.
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.28(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.74(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 11 Years
Meet the Author
Nicholasa Mohr has written many books, primarily aimed towards young adults, and has won numerous awards for her writing.
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This book was the best ive ever read in my life. Its so realistic i stayed by myself in jamaica. Luv it! Definitley read it!
I love this book it felt so ramctic but everybody should read this its good for you
i loved this book i would recommend it to anyone who wanted to read it it and anyone who didn't,it is an awesome book i wouldn't choose another, because in a way it remind's me of my own life because everything that has happened in the book has happened to me accept i haven't went or been to Puerto Rico yet or lately i just love this book its amazing!!!!!!
The book was really quite ok... with all that kids want in a book, like humor, romance, growning up, reality and more. However, I think she did not really stay focused with her theme.
If you were like me and you were forced to read this book at school, don't be afraid. Ithought it was going to be dumb but it was actually pretty good. Great plot, characters, setting, and good humor all make a good book.
when i first read this book, during the first few chapters it was kind of boring, but then it got more exiting when anita and her friends came along. i think this book was pretty good, but not the best book ive read. it wasnt even the worst. just somewhere in the middle. felita is kind of boring, and this book is not good for literature circles because there is practically no vocabulary and even less topics to discuss. read this book if your bored.