Ebook The Go Between Download – Epub and TXT
I think my main problem with this novel was that it wasn t a story it was a long essay The book is written in the perspective of Camilla a Mexican girl who has recently immigrated to the US and the storytelling style while in the first person is freuently in the past tense and goes off into tangents It felt evoted to umping as much information on Mexican culture in one novel as possible rather than a story about a girl who needed to check her privilege Camilla lies about her parents in an effort to see how racist her classmates can be because she was surprised to find that it is so Which makes me uestion how she could have been surprised when she herself says that she watches a lot of American media I could tell you how racist people I assume are in the US towards Indians just by the portrayal of Indian American characters Ignoring the fact that she oesn t even try to correct them and let racist stereotypes be perpetrated most of this goes unchallenged by her own brother who is concerned with her lying than the fact that she is The Evolution of Technology doing the former In fact with the exception of Milly no one else tries to correct her on that front and her racist so called friends had only been so because they wanted to have aiverse friend in their group I am so out of eyerolls at this moment because the book before this had put me in a bad mood The book while trying to be culturally inclusive is wrapped in the bland package of trying too hard and mediocre Objective PET Students Book with Answers [With CDROM] descriptive writing My only consolation over it all was that it was only a blessed 200 pages I couldn t have been happier to see the last chapter well until I realized it was a preachy thank you speech of sorts While the culturaliversity in the book comes through there was one point in the book when Camilla joked that she was possibly schizophrenic excuse me being a liar who leads a Ethan Marcus Stands Up double lifeoesn t make you schizophrenic and it is insensitive to paint a mental illness in such a manner Camilla s mother s anxiety was mostly abandoned after that plot point was made and it served mostly as a plot initiator than a plot arcOverall the book is blandly written and boring and even the lush Matti In the Wallet details on Mexican culture can t make up for that fact Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Random House Children s via Netgalley I got an ARC of this thanks to Vine and I have one word regarding this book noActually I have than one word Sorry for lying and being just as general as the book itself is I llo what it never Raised in Captivity did and be specific The Go Between is unusually short and that s because it s like a firstraft that lays out in general terms what happens in the book Incidents are Think (Ars Lamina) Level 2 Workbook discussed without muchetail and large timeskips happen often leaving it feeling incomplete This is the kind of book I Two Brothers, One Tail d write if I were one for writing shitty firstrafts that lay out the story s bare bones so I could go back and expand on scenes later There s no emotion to be foundHell my book outlines are just barely etailed than this book isHer best friends "Willow and Tiggy are ridiculously racist especially the latter While I understand Cammi eventually forgiving Willow "and Tiggy are ridiculously racist especially the latter while i understand racist especially the latter While I understand eventually forgiving Willow Cammi s jig is up I honestly can t see why she forgives Tiggy IT S THAT BADAND THE USE OF SPANISH Cammi spells out every single Spanish phrase she uses no matter how simple or obvious they are Readers will get what s being said based on context cluestheir own smarts and on t need to be patronized to Other books have handled the use of foreign languages much betterTo be truthful I read this book over a month ago and forgot to take notes but I m still stewing in my anger whenever I think about this book I m sure you can find better Latinx representation One suggestion The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera It s got complicated characters good use of Spanish language without treating readers like they need everything translated and comes with a free bucket to help you catch all your tears Okay that last one is a lie but I recommend getting a bucket The story and characters gave me a lot of feelings okay A telling of a life has immigrant from Mexico to the US Lack of style and a story that even if it touch an interesting and actual subject was just uninteresting by the amount of little facts and familly anecdotes Not really worth it in my opinion Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for approving my reuest for a free Why Americas Top Pundits Are Wrong digital copy in exchange for a review The Go Between is an okay book It s not a spectacular book nor is a bad one It s just your run of the mill okay Plot The book seems plotless and meandering and thereidn t seem to be any plot Citizen Cain development Will the plotid meet the 5 basic elements It was very weakly Trail of Secrets done I have a serious gripe with the repetitive use of i race and ii mental illness as a plotevice With respect to race race relations are poorly handled in the book The two major side characters say a number of racist and prejudicial things before the conflict The explosive conflict which centres not only on lying but also on being racist and prejudicial is extremely basic and feels like the MC was looking for a scape goat instead of owning her actions viz I only lied because you The Go Between had such promise when I first picked up the novel and managed to finish it in one sitting It was a uick contemporary novel showcasing the life of a teenage heiress whose parents are both celebrities in Mexico They are living a comfortable live in Mexico until Cammi s mother gets an acting job in LA uprooting the family to go live in America There Cammi attends a new school where students place stereotypes on her because of her Mexican 5 hours and 30 minutesFans of Jane the Virgin will find much to love about this coming of age novel from bestselling author Veronica Chambers who with humor and humanity explores issues of identity and belonging in a world that is ever changing She is the envy of every teenage girl in Mexico City Her mother is a glamorous telenovela actress Her father is.
Characters ä eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Veronica ChambersWith a huge fan following Her father on the other hand is a renowned persona off screen for his voice over talent although not as popular as his wifeNeedless to say Cammi was privileged to live a high profile life in Mexico City But she isn t the kind of girl who is easily influenced by all the luxury novelties which she had at her How to Train a Cowboy disposal The book can be bifurcated into 2 parts In the first part Cammi takes us on a tour of heraily life talking about how her mother rose to fame the kind of lifestyle she followed her culture the perceptions and opinions of the people had about her and her family etc Basically she paints us a clear picture of the typical life of a celebrity s kid The second half is where the actual plot comes in Cammie moves to LA after her mother lands a role in an American TV show Little One Special Moment did Cammie know how much of a revelation the move was going to be for her She gets enrolled in a private academy Polestar The minute she steps inside the campus all she could smell see and hear was just one thing Racism Rather than fighting against it Cammieecides to play with it by assuming a whole A Touch of Persuasion (Men Of Wolff Mountain different identity pooraughter of a Watch for Me by Moonlight (The Midnight Twins, domestic maid She tries to beat them racist friends at their own game by lying about her identity in a bid to fully understand their perception of Mexican Immigrants But how long could she hold the lie Despite its slow pace simple plot and various other shortcomings I feel that the author should be commended for throwing light on the kind ofifficult life immigrant people lead every single The Mommy Makeover day in the US The transition of Cammi s life was beautifully penned Juxtaposing the high life that she had in Mexico City with the hostile reception she got in the US clearlyisplays the sickening racist attitude against the Mexicans in the US which persist till The Convicts Bounty Bride (Convict Wives dateMost people might not find this to be an entertaining read but personally I always support authors who pick up some of the most pressing world issues as the theme of their novel I took this ARC from work when we received it and at first the synopsis really annoyed me when I read the back which appeared to be about spoiled rich kids and their problems Immediately my assumptions were like Ugh this isn t something I m going to relate to I m glad I stuck it out because it s a really sweet story about embracing your cultural heritage and staying true to who you areSince the author Veronica Chambers is of Panamanianescent she brings a bit of that multicultural influence which there are plenty of in this book The story concerns an affluent Mexican teenager name Cammi whose mother is a famous telenovela star and her father A River of Royal Blood (Untitled, does Spanish voice over work for the movie and television industry within the country It s easy to beismissive of the main character especially when she laments how First Blood difficult it is to be rich and how her family name is of a curse than a blessing However Chambers keeps her protagonist level headed andown to earth as she wants to be accepted by people for herself rather than her socio economic backgroundIt is interesting to note here that the author is writing about the experiences of someone who is from the upper class of the Hispanic culture where most novels concern Latinos who are either within the lower poverty income bracket or working class level This is a The Palliser Novels direct contrast to the typical struggles many of them face with topics like immigration racism poverty and stereotyping but again Chambers touches upon these issues in the book which really gives aifferent perspective in comparing two worldsAs the story continues Cammi s mother gets a major role in an American television show as "a maid and the whole family moves to L A where Cammi reinvents and the whole family moves to L A where Cammi reinvents working class teenager of omestic parents among her group of peers Like a fly on the wall she uickly learns that no matter who you are or how much money you have society is going to make assumptions about you based upon your ethnicity and backgroundNow I grew up in a predominantly Hispanic community where the socio economic background ranged from low income to working class middle level status It s not uncommon to see my neighbors leaving our area to work in the high end residential areas as housekeepers omestics gardeners and laborers Hell even my parents worked two jobs in factories and maintenance to put food on the table This is the world I was raised in Reading this book in some ways related to my experiences of the perceptions the public had of the people that lived in my neighborhoodThrough Cammi we uickly see that there are still going to be plenty of the same assumptions and stereotypes as emonstrated by her classmates and it oes give her the realization that money Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, doesn t always garner acceptance and respect On a side note I worked with a friend who also came from an affluent Mexican background and she refused toivulge this information to anyone but her close friends because she wanted to be treated as a regular person on an eual level rather than be treated ifferently because her family had money In many ways she was very much like the Cammi character who preferred to hang out with working class individuals than rich kids who preferred to boast about their wealth This is what helps ground her and makes her relatable and approachable A efinite plus in building the protagonist s characterIn short The Go Between was a fun uick read The writing was simple and I breezed through it in a couple of hours However there are some basic themes ie socio economic status empathy building self esteem pride cultural etc that are touched upon in the bookI Flying Scotsman Manual definitely would give this one a sho. Itcom Herad tries to find work but Alpha (Shifters, dreams about returning to Mexico And at the posh private Polestar Academy Cammi s new friends assume she s a scholarship kid theaughter of a Whalerider domesticAt first Cammi thinks playing along with the stereotypes will be her way of teaching her new friends a lesson But the she lies the she wonders Is she only fooling herse. Ationality and in order to maintain a front Cammi accepts and plays along with these harmful stereotypes for funIn the beginning this book had so much potential when it follows the life of Cammi when she lives in Mexico But once she moves to America the stereotypes micro aggressions and cliche tropes were inserted into the novel in a frankly insulting way Yes immigrantso have to Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex deal with the endless amounts ofisgusting comments said by racist people but this novel took it to a whole other level when showcasing it in the narrative This novel Graphic Design For Everyone does not have good Latinx specifically Mexican representation In fact I would encourage Latinx readers to avoid this novel because it contains such gross language that the main character played along with for funRather thanenouncing the American characters racist comments and views Cammi simply accepts what they say and pretends to be a poor high school immigrant for the sake of living up to the American s views on Mexicans She plays along simply because it s fun and she knows that no matter what the high school kids think she is privileged thanks to her wealthy parents This is incredibly harmful because the main character takes the entire novel to tell her friends that they acted racist towards her for majority of their friendship By playing along with the stereotype of being a poor Mexican immigrant simply because she can Cammi is insulting people who are poor and have to face Considering Kate (The Stanislaskis, derogatory comments thrown their way everyay because of their class and ethnicity Rather than educating her friends from the start about how they are racist towards Mexicans Cammi lets them spew out hurtful comments about Latinx throughout majority of the novelNot only Sweetland does this novel perpetuate insulting stereotypes towards Latinx people it also appropriates Native American traditions when the American high school imitates a Native American council by using a talking stick and calling out A ho after everyone speaks This novel also makes fun of multiple personalityisorders as well in the narrative in a Art of Laurel and Hardy derogatory way Overall this is a story that I would avoid at all costs because it is offensive to those that are supposed to be represented in this novel This story could have been amazing if Cammi only educated andenounced her American friends who placed harmful stereotypes on her from the beginning But instead we received a story about a Mexican character who embraced these gross micro aggressions simply because she was bored 25 MehThis takes some time to get going Right when I was going to give up on it it picked upAnd it was fineBut the personal story was sacrificed for the social impact While I always appreciate have many layers to a story the personal growth should always be the center come firstCami sp I listened to this so apologies for mis spellings is the Hers To Cherish (Verdantia, daughter of a famous Mexican actress and lives a very privileged happy life in Mexico City There s just one thing she never knows who her true friends are Do people like her Her money Her mother The level of attention that comes with her She pays a price for this it weighs on herThen her motherecides to try her luck in Hollywood So the family moves to LA It s a pretty easy move they even fly in a private jet When Cami starts her new school though
she realizes what it s like for no one to know anything about herHere s where itrealizes what it s like for no one to know anything about herHere s where it for me Cami allows her new friends to believe she s the The Intelligent Entrepreneur daughter of a maid just on TV and a gardener herad is a voice actor he s voicing Iron Man for Mexico to live anonymously But instead of focusing on Cami s personal The Summer of the Ubume developmenturing this time the story shifts to the socio economic issues that arise from this misunderstanding The author uses this to explore racism the immigrant experience among teens who are Distracted - Acting Edition definitely trying to be better And this is worthy of examination She just loses the thread of how this taste of freedom could impact Cami on aeep life changing level And it s too bad Overall The Go Between is an entertaining story about a girl pretending to be someone she s not Camilla is the Trauma heilen daughter of a famous Mexican telenovela actress her mom is the beloved star of Mundos sin Fronteras So she hangs with the RKOMC Rich Kids of Mexico City though sheoesn t really feel like she fits in When her mom gets hired to shoot a pilot in Los Angeles Camilla s plunked Developing Resilient Organizations down into a completely new environment a private school where everyone assumes she s a scholarship kid theaughter of a omestic worker When her secret is finally exposed she s hoping to have taught her new friends something about making assumptions Instead they re all mad at her her rich friends feel manipulated and an East LA student Camilla has been trying to befriend is furious that Camilla has been playing at being poor What I liked I was interested to read a YA contemporary that explores the intersections of ethnicity and social class Watching Camilla navigate her new environment was You can find the full review over at YA WednesdaysOverall this was a short fun read geared towards the younger end of the YA spectrum At 200 pages and with many comparisons to Jane the Virgin this is perfect for 11 13 year olds If you are looking for an in epth analysis of the complex issues of Mexican immigration "to the United States this is not However if you are searching for a "the United States this is not it if you are searching for a story about a young girl s experiences as an immigrant to the United States then this is the right book for you Check out the full review on the blog Camilla GameMaker Essentials del Valle Cammi is the perfect living example of the phrase Born with a Silver Spoon Her mother is an established Mexican telenovela actress. The go to voice over talent for blockbuster films Hers is a world of private planes chauffeurs paparazzi and gossip columnists Meet Camillael Valle Cammi to those who know her best When Cammi s mom gets cast in an American television show and the family moves to LA things change and uickly Her mom s first role is playing a not so glamorous maid in a