Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fifteen Candles: 15 Tales of taffeta, hairspray, drunk uncles, and other Quinceanera stories, edited by Adriana Lopez

This was a lot of fun to read, and to me, an intimate look at something I've never experienced.

The 15 stories are a mixed bag of experiences, and some appealed to me more than others, but overall, the quality of the writing was excellent. I loved how the Quince experience or even the lack of a Quince is such a major thread in these lives, and the formality of the roles and the coming of age ritual is very cool.

I think my favorite story out of them all was The Dress Was Way Too Itchy, by Monica Palacios, but I truly enjoyed them all.

Fifteen Candles

Quality: 8 Popularity: 7 Overall: 15

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