Nge worthyAnother book Maravilla by Laura el Fuego has similar "subject matter and is infinately better This Book Gave Me Second Hand Embarrassment For The Author A " matter and is infinately better This Book Gave Me Second Hand Embarrassment For The Author A me second hand embarrassment for the author A piece of my heart broke at the end of this book Something about Locas just clicked with me and I couldn t put it own It s a fast paced book and a fair bit happens over a 17 year time frame but be honest I would have been even happier if the book had been twice as long and we got to know a Gritty and real I think this is geared to a YA audience I thought this was gonna be a book about girl gangbangers oing their own thing Not about just one girl gangbanger who was el jefe s girlfriend who spent the whole book trying to keep up with the menfolk Then this other bird brained chavala who was el jefe s sister who was just kind oftherewatching novelas cleaning houses So it only gets 3 stars because that s not what I signed up for It s a The Majors Daughter decent book otherwise though if you have no expectations The contrast between Lucia and Cecilia was food for 1997 feminazi thought I m sure I read this on a flight from DC to SF I had moved it twice once across the country and owned it for 5 years When I finally got to it I couldn t believe I waited that long It was suggested by after I purchased books for a Women in Social Movements in Latin Am class and a gay LA class The story is told chapter by chapter from the perspective of the sister and girlfriend of a gangbanger in Echo Park in the 80s and 90s Sometimes the Spanglish was a bit awkward and rough much like Spanglish but I found if I tried to say it in my head instead of just reading it it got better The story is rough heartbreaking heavy with internalized sexism and racism and hopelessness regardless that each woman saw herself in a completely ifferent way empowered and in control vs The Touch disempowered and out of place It was gripping Ireamt about it it stuck with me It touched on issues of feminine and masculine gender identity in women in a male On His Majestys Service dominated violent highly aggressive impoverished immigrant community romantic and platonic love between women in a heterosexist and sexist reality strength and weakness of the human spirit survival family pregnancy as a weaknessloss of freedom and as a way of validating oneself loss of innocence and a ton of other intense and pertinent topics Not the best written and there are points when I wanted to know or felt the story could have been layed out better some of theescriptive writing could have captured the scene and story and been less overt and grasping but all in all it was a good read and I m glad I Different Class di. R woman leaves the gang for the Catholic church Yxta Maya Murray has created a richly textured story from the tragedies of Lucia and Cecilia's loves rages and betrayals never once avoiding the larger tragedy of their entrapment in a feudal andangerous wor. ,
Murray s purpose in writing her book Locas is to show people how the gang life is and the struggles that certain females go through and why they The Essential Good Food Guide
decide to join as well Another reason I believe is to let the readers know they should never let their surroundings influence them in a negative way Locas left me feeling on edge I wanted to just keep knowing and about it She sescriptive in many situations "I m really able to visualize a lot It will have "
m really able to visualize a lot It will have lasting s really escriptive in many situations I m really able to visualize a lot It will have a lasting because gangs will always be around In the future some people might be able to still relate to how it is to live in cities that are run by intimidating males in gangs Locas is written in Spanglish there s many Spanish words in the book but it s still easy to read for me because I know both languages I love how every chapter alternates between the two female characters In many situations they get to it s really worded well I could visually see it The novel is so captivating it really catches my eye and keeps me hooked on it In their city when you want to join a gang you have to prove yourself and they prove themselves by fighting all the members of the gang at once I found it crazy one of the main characters named Lucia states to another female I ll beat the fuck out of you first and then Star Girl and her went after the girl their hands reaching out like spiders gripping her head and her hair and her throat Murray 49 Not only was the fighting part interesting to me but I could see it in my head In the book Locas I could relate to the character Cecilia because she s short oesn t have the best confidence and is a little crazy She states I know I m not beauty They call me Muneca because I m short but that In Defence of Dogs
doesn t make meainty Murray 55 I can totally relate to her because since I m short people think I m ainty or weak which is not the case at all The greatest strength of the book Locas is how it s told The book seems realistic like it would happen in a city that s full of gang related violence I think if anyone that s actually been in a gang could read the book and actually say Oh my this has happened to me I would recommend this book to anyone that just needs a good book while on a long trip It shows me that you can really choose who you want to be and shouldn t let the negativity around you effect you negatively ever I enjoyed the raw spanglish and narrative between two contrasting personalities of two girls from a gang life But i found the ending abrupt Nothing about the girl cecilia falls in love and boring ending Well what i liked about this book is that it showed me a lot about how man. Locas tells a violent and poignant story set in the heart of the rough LA neighborhood Echo Park Lucia and Cecilia are the girlfriend and sister of the rising young loco whose gun trade is about to explode into the big business of rugs When their world sta.
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an be sometimes In the book Lucia one of the characters in the book strugles with her boyfriend Manny because he treats her really badFor me this was a really mest up thing that he The City in Mind
did to her or that he isoing to herIn my opinion Lucia should of Revenge (The Red Ledger
done something about this since she got with him but sheidnt because she was afraid of him At the end she No One Wants You
decides to leave him and notepend on himLucia is one of the characters i look up to because she showed me how to not let boys treat you bad and that you should always stand up for yourself Even though Lucia was just a character in the book she showed me a lot right now I m in chapter 10 this chapter is about how Chucho a gang Banger goes to the neighborhood and looks for this guy and he kills him cause he went to Ecko Park and stold chcho s car but it wasn t him who stole the car it was one of his 15 year old brother that just wanted to cruise around The next The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity
day the other gang bangers were looking for chucho cuz he killed the guy which was known as spooky I m In Chapter 12 and is about how chucho and paco his best friend since childhood becomerug Penguins Poems for Life
dealers chucho and paco start running ecko park sooes his younger sister Lupe Lupe is only 16 and her and her friend maria start jumping into the gangI m in chapter is only 16 and her and her friend maria start jumping into the gangI m in chapter righ now and this chapter is about Lupe getting chase by the cops because she got caught selling rugs in the street Lupe started running and running until she came to this alley where she hid the cops could not find herI m in the last chapter right now and is pretty sad because Lupe s brother Chucho ied He ied because he was walking around Ecko Park and one of the rivals was riving around there but he was looking for him he was already ready to kill himand so as Chucho was walking the rival in the green car pass by him and shot him in the head When
green car pass by him and shot him in the head When heard about this she and her gang wanted to take revenge of Chucho s Divine Beauty
death so they all went into this bar where the rival that shot Chucho was and one of Chucho s friend went up to him and just took out a gun and shot him in the face they all ran out of the bar and went to Lupe s house and celebrated for their revenge Many of my favorite reads I find on the bookshelf in a library This book is noifferent Every page holds a poetic gem I enjoyed getting into the nuisances of these characters The POV s are strong and Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone
detail the ambitious heritages of people who live in Echo Park This craptacular book is freaking horrible This is authored by someone that not onlyidn t live the life but apparently Down to the Sea in Ships
doesn t know anyone that has It truly is cri. Rts to split apart under the vicious pressure of gang warfare Lucia seizes her chance she builds her own private cadre of Fire Girls and rises to become a gangster in her own right Ceciliaevastated by a miscarried pregnancy and bittersweet love for anothe.