|Plot Summary of Caramelo|
|" "Caramelo" is a book about the Reyes family, and Cisneros follows these colorful, strong characters across several generations and landscapes as the narrator--Lala Reyes--attempts to seperate fact from family folklore. As Lala searches for her place in the world, she finds herself turning to the past--her roots, her family--for inspiration and guidance. Lala's grandparents and parents are Mexican weavers, U.S. Soldiers, and nitty-gritty-Windy-City furniture upholsters. Cisneros backs the novel with well-researched insight to Mexican and Chicago history. "
Tracie Amirante, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Caramelo|
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Inside culture (main char)
- immigrant story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American American
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
The Americas (not US):
- rotating 1st
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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