Review Of The Book 'How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents'

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents is mainly about four girls named Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia and how they are forced to move to the United States of America. The novel expresses how they struggle adapt and the challenges they face during this transition. The challenges they face are quite similar to the discriminations that black people experienced during those times. The family originally lived in the Dominican Republic in a big house with maids. The father, Carlos, was a respected doctor in his home country but he was forced to flee with his family to the United States when his attempt to overthrow the dictator become known with the secret police. They moved to New York and the father had trouble accepting the fact that his daughters would mature and adapt into …show more content…

They all surrounded around some candles and closed their eyes to make a wish. The oldest sister, Carla, prayed they could return to the Dominican Republic. At school, a group of boys often picked on her. They threw stones at her and yelled out ethnic slurs to harass her. They called her a “spic” and told her to go back where she came from. Because of this, she prayed for her mom to put her in a different school. One day when she was walking home from school, a green car followed her. Carla thought it was just a person that needed directions until she approached the window and instantly found out that it was certainly not someone who needed directions. When Carla approached the window she shockingly realized the man was naked from the waist down. The perverted man had a string tied around his genitalia and tried to get Carla to get into the car with him. This part in the book reminds me of a movie called A Time to Kill about a ten-year-old black girl who gets brutalized and raped by two rednecks. The two rednecks followed the girl when she was walking home from getting groceries for her

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