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Monday, February 10, 2020

Read The World - Haiti - Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

Book: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
Author: Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite
Pages: 432
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: NO - but their families are
I have visited: NO

This is my 16th book for the year

This is the story of Alaine and her family.  Alaine lives a comfortable life in the United States with her father.  Her parents are divorced, and her mom is a famous journalist that travels the world.  Her parent's roots are from Haiti and Alaine has quite a bit of family still living there.  When an incident happens with her mother and Alaine, she is forced to go to Haiti for a school project.  She spends several months with her mom and her mom's family in Haiti trying to retrace the roots of a known family curse.  Alaine's mom is not a believer in the curse, but her mom's twin sister is deeply invested in getting the curse broken.  As Alaine works to break a family curse, she gets a chance to know her mother, her family (and secrets they have kept) and Haiti.

This was a good book.  It was a fast read, even thought it was over 400 pages.  It is well written and the characters are likable.  I think it flowed pretty well, and even though it is a work of fiction, I did learn a good bit about Haiti.  The protagonist, Alaine, is a teenager, so this book teeters between a YA and adult fiction, and I think is enjoyable for either demographic.  I could see my almost 17 year old daughter identifying with Alaine and enjoying her hunt to break her family's curse.

Check this one out.

Stars: 4

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