Juana goes to the U. He was a campesino, and he worked in the fields planting and harvesting crops on the other side of the river. The twist in the book comes into action when Juana changes her identity to Adelinas and carries her life back home. Juana lay in her cot, wondering where Apá was. Raised in Mexico in brutal poverty during the 1980s, four-year-old Grande and her two siblings lived with their cruel grandmother after both parents departed for the U. When Reyna was 5 years old her parents immigrated to the United States and left her and her siblings in the care of their grandmother. Mami will come back soon.
He felt guilty of his little daughter dead. There they would be warm and dry. He felt guilty of his little daughter dead. Adelina: A more less 17 years old girl, she works as a prostitute, she lives in Mexico. The girls meet up and try to help one another. If you are interested in experiencin While I enjoyed the story of these two women and found the interweaving of the tale entertaining, i did get somewhat confused during the tale.
Two and a half stars. Grande deftly evokes the searing sense of heartache and confusion created by their parents' departure. In this young readers edition of her memoir, Grande writes about a difficult time in her childhood when her parents moved to the U. In the book Juana as Adelina goes and searches for her father with the help of a man who was willing to cross the border the U. But I would not read this again. Invent a Character can be adapted to any short story or novel when teaching character analysis strategies. Sin pecado concevida, Juana added.
It did pick up the last 100 pages and I felt a stronger connection to the characters and their struggles. Juana got on top of the table and sat next to her mother. She had a hard life and always felt guilty of the death of her little sister. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! She quickly lifted more rocks and then covered her mouth with her hand to stifle a cry. She and Adelina became good friends she also became friends with Veronica , but not like how she was with Adelina. But there's still Don Elías to pay off, and there's only one thing he's asking for and one thing Lupe can give: her body.
So many rocks on top of him. Grande uses several literary devices in her book to demonstrate what Juana and her family experienced their lifetime. Now in debt again to the wealthiest man in the village, Don Elías, who paid for the funeral, Apá decides to risk everything and go to America to earn the money to pay off Don Elías. I respect the author for truly showing the horror some chicanas faced, it is just very hard for me to read. She had lied to him.
After being fed up with fact, she decides it was time to find her father. They needed to cross a tunnel but there were some immigration officers that they needed to go through. Short Book Summaries Sites with a short overview, synopsis, book report, or summary of Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande. Juana wondered if it was possible to let her right eye sleep, while the left eye kept guard. Her determination to find him sees her travel to Mexico City, where she meets Adelina, who helps her find the coyote who helped her father cross the border. Please see the supplementary resources provided below for other helpful content related to this book.
The two girls journey's go on, and near the end of the book Juana makes a phone call to Adelinas friend who gives her news of Adelinas death. Twelve-year-old Juana lives with her Ama and Apa in their little shack at the border of their village in Mexico. When she got out the bus a young men helped her get her bags down his name was Jose Alberto. Mexican immigration is one of the most talked about, controversial issues in the news today. Anita stirred awake once more and began to make funny sucking noises. As for the book itself, It's confusing in parts and the content within made it difficult for me to read or enjoy. Amá yelled as she grabbed the baby from Apá.
She is the main character of this book and she will live the hardest times of her life trying to find her missing father. Telling instead the story of these people, what they endure, what they live every day, and their motivations for going to a country that doesn't want them and treats them like cattle - it's sad and fascinating at the same time. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Now in debt again to the wealthiest man in the village, Don Elías, who paid for the funeral, Apá decides to risk everything and go to America to earn the money to pay off Don Elías. After a tragedy separates her from her mother, Juana García leaves in search of her father, who left them two years earlier.
I guess I had expectations that weren't met. The two make plans to leave their life in Mexico behind them and go to the United States. I thought it was great. The last thing I'd want to do is spoil the reading magic for anyone else! Adelina knew that was her brother. A This is the story of migration, love and loss as two women Adelina and Juana find the path of their lives crossing.
Summary Winner of the American Book Award, Across a Hundred Mountains is a stunning and poignant novel about a young girl who leaves her small town in Mexico to find her father, who left his family to find work in America—a story of migration, loss, and discovery. What effect does this technique have on the story as a whole? Grande writes sparingly, with minimal adjectives and fairly sparse descriptions, but still the story, the setting, and the characters become vivid in your mind. I was born in San Diego, California and she was born in Phoenix, Arizona. In Mexico she finds nothing but shame and misery because Gerardo could not find a job and the only way for them to make money was for her to be a prostitute. Juana watched the ripples her mother had made get smaller and smaller. She and her family experiences a horrible tragedy that changed Juana's relationship of her mother. Once again I stayed up too late reading! Once they got out of jail Juana decided to go with Adelina.