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Arturo wants to spend his summer working at his family’s restaurant and hang out with his friends. But a new developer comes to town promising the community a new luxury living. Normally Arturo would see nothing wrong with that but developer wants to take over the block here the restaurant is at.
I really enjoyed this book.
This book had a proud multi-generational Latin family at the forefront. I loved how close Arturo is with his family and how proud he is to work in the family business.
For the most part I thought this was an entertaining book about a boy becoming a young man. Arturo would be starting 8th grade, I believe, so he is noticing girls more and paying attention to his own looks. His family is changing as well. Their grandmother, the matriarch, who holds their family together is as healthy as she once was.
When the restaurant gets threatened by a rich developer, Arturo wants to take action but isn’t sure how to go about it. His family riled behind him.
This was such a wonderful book about family, I just thought it was going to talk about gentrification a bit more as well. The book touched at the negative parts of gentrification but it didn’t expand about it.
I gave this book a C.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.