Breathe To Read

Breathe To Read

Friday, June 3, 2022

2022 Challenge: A Book That Features Two Languages: A Cuban Girl's Guide To Tea and Tomorrow

 Book: A Cuban Girl's Guide To Tea and Tomorrow

Author: Laura Taylor Namey

Pages: 336

This is my 43rd read for the year

This is the story of Lila Reyes.  After a break up with her boyfriend and her best friend deciding to take a job abroad, Lila runs off and doesn't tell her family where she was going.  They think she needs a break and send her to be with family in London for the summer.  Lila goes reluctantly.  She is about the start working at their family's business and doesn't want to leave when she is just getting started.  But her family decides it is what is best for her.  What she discovers is a love for London and the people.  She gets a job baking at her London family's restaurant and makes some good friends.  She even finds a new love.  When the time comes for her to leave, she is not sure she wants to.  She is torn between the life she is now building in London and the life that waits for her back in the United States.

This was an Okay book.  I know it is YA, but the main character was way more mature than most 17 year olds I know.  And the main character just wasn't likable.  She was a stubborn entitled know it all.  She didn't like the person who was in charge of the London kitchen when she got there - forgetting her place as a new person and also a kid.  The way it was written was not the voice of an 17 year old kid. I just couldn't like her.

It is a fluffy book - good for a summer read.  But would I recommend it?  Nah.

Stars: 3

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