The Liars of Mariposa Island

By MATHIEU, Jennifer

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9781626726338
Publisher
Roaring Brook


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Reviewed on August 1, 2019  |  Young Adult

Gr 9 Up—The Finney family's carefully constructed world begins to unravel as they struggle to hide dreams, disappointment, and deceptions. Primarily set in 1986 Texas, brother and sister Joaquin and Elena live with their single Cuban refugee mother, Caridad. Controlling, volatile, bitter, and always drinking, Caridad creates a culture of dread, manipulation, and lies. Elena's only escape is babysitting for the Callahans and sneaking off with her new boyfriend, while Joaquin works as a waiter and dreams of finding the strength to break free from h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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