Friday, June 20, 2008

The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez By: Alan Lawrence Sitomer

This is a novel of a Latino teen called Sonia, who wants to excell in life, and be the first in her family to graduate from High School . She encounters many problems along the way, and in fact drops out of high school, because of family problems. After a few months, she (Sonia) goes to a Counselor at the high school to talk about how she can reach her goal of achieving her high school diploma.

In latin culture, family is priority over all. The father of Sonia works three jobs. Her Mother does not work, and spends the day watching soaps all day on television. Sonia is the oldest
child , then she has a brother , and brand new baby twins. Sonia also has an alcoholic Uncle that lives in their house. He is a problem for Sonia being that he has wandering eyes. Sonia is scared to tell her Mother , because he is her brother . He ( the drunkard) was named "drunkle".

Sonia has a boyfriend called Geraldo who she hardly sees. Towards the end of the novel, Geraldo , who she hardly sees. Towards th end of the novel, Geraldo saves Sonia, from being actually raped by her intoxicated Uncle-Drinkle.

The novel is an excellent tool for 9- 12 graders. It has a moral to this novel, you must work hard for everything hard in life. I enjoyed the book very much.
LRD 6/20/08

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