by Gaby Triana
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Cubanita by Gaby Triana

All Isa wants is to be a regular American teenager, something her Cuban immigrant mother most definitely does not understand. After almost eighteen years of constant debate over everything from birthdays to boys, Isa has had enough. She's counting down the days until she leaves for college—and can get as far away from Miami (North Cuba) as possible. But the more Isa tries to detach herself from her roots, the more tangled she becomes. Will she ever find the normal American life she dreams of? Or is she destined to become a cubanita after all?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061883606
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,141,897
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Gaby Triana is the author of three other novels, The Temptress Four, Cubanita, and Backstage Pass. She lives in Miami, Florida, with her husband and their four children.

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Cubanita 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Cubanita from Miami away at college right now, I loved this book. Isabel was such a great character, and I enjoyed reading all about her family and friends. Gaby Triana did an amazing job on writing all about the heritage and quirks of Miami Cuban Americans. Isabel, as a first-generation American, faces what many other children of immigrants do, whether to embrace the heritage of the place of their birth, or the heritage from their history. If you peek through the book, do not be intimidated by the Spanglish you see, Gaby did a great job of translating in English every Spanglish or Spanish word said. I recommend this book, because any American, regardless of background can relate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a Cuban living in Miami, just like the girl in the novel. I must say everything that was mentioned about the cuban family, heritage, and what it's like to live in Miami couldn't be more true. Perfect for Cuban-Americans of all ages to read. If you want to get a glimpse of Latino culture this is the book for you! It will keep you laughing the whole time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding. Ms. Triana is a genius. Her character of Isabel is a well developed and fun personality to follow. The inner thoughts and the reality of the situations Isa faces are easy to relate to and it is fun to see how she handles them. If you are looking for a great read, I highly recommend this book. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am Cuban myself so I could really relate to the book. I highly recommend it! When I got the book I couldn't put it down because it hooks you in so much that you can't wait another minute to find out what happens next! This book deserves 10 stars!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Cubanita the first day i got it i couldn't put it down. While i was reading the book i could picture everything. This book was so incredible i loved it and i can't wait for this author to write her next book. Im so anxious! This is definately a 5 star book to me. read it you'll enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book. Especially for those Cuban teenagers that always show there pride from where they are form. A book that will show your root,and to never be ashamed form your culture. I LOVE IT!!!