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Maya's Notebook



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Author
Allende, Isabelle
Descriptors
Addiction
Coming-of-Age
Epistolary Novels
Family Relationships
First Person Narratives
Organized Crime
Secrets
Teens
Young Women
Location/Setting:
Berkeley, California
Columbia
Las Vegas, Nevada
Time Period:
21st Century
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Summary
Deeply distressed over the death of her beloved "Popo", teenage Maya turns to drugs, alcohol and petty crime and ends up in Las Vegas working for a heroin dealer and unknowingly involved in organized crime. Needing to disappear quickly, her grandmother Nini sends Maya to rural Colombia, where she not only begins to heal, but to explore her family history.
Critique
Told through Maya's notebook entries, this coming-of-age novel is a tour through love, grief and family, with a little crime drama thrown in. Maya's voice is often a little stilted for a teenager, but the scenes in Colombia are vintage Allende.
ISBN
9780062105622
  iBistro
# of Pages
387
Published
2013
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Reviewer's Initials: DO


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