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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine: A Novel

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine: A Novel


Dear Haiti, Love Alaine: A Novel

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4/5 (37 valutazioni)
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10 ore
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Pubblicato:
Sep 3, 2019
ISBN:
9781488207198
Formato:
Audiolibro

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When a school presentation goes very wrong, Alaine Beauparlant finds herself suspended, shipped off to Haiti and writing the report of a lifetime....

You might ask the obvious question: What do I, a 17-year-old Haitian American from Miami with way too little life experience, have to say about anything?

Actually, a lot.

Thanks to “the incident” (don’t ask), I’m spending the next two months doing what my school is calling a “spring volunteer immersion project.” It’s definitely no vacation. I’m toiling away under the ever-watchful eyes of Tati Estelle at her new nonprofit. And my lean-in queen of a mother is even here to make sure I do things right. Or she might just be lying low to dodge the media sharks after a much more public incident of her own…and to hide a rather devastating secret.

All things considered, there are some pretty nice perks…like flirting with Tati’s distractingly cute intern, getting actual face time with my mom, and experiencing Haiti for the first time. I’m even exploring my family’s history — which happens to be loaded with betrayals, superstitions, and possibly even a family curse.

You know, typical drama. But it’s nothing I can’t handle.

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Pubblicato:
Sep 3, 2019
ISBN:
9781488207198
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  • (4/5)
    Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite
    This YA book of fiction put me in Alaine’s head and heart, her family’s broken dynamics, her struggles at school, her flight to Haiti and disorienting arrival and all the lessons she learned from family and those with whom she worked in her spring immersion project while living in Haiti. Her character rings true revealing teen bravado mixed with self-doubt as she works out who she is and her place in her family. I learned some Haitian history and culture along with Alaine. A Family Curse adds to underlying tension and anxiety for characters and reader alike, however, the story could have stood well on its own without this part. I liked how well the mixture of diary entries, letters, postcards, email messages, notes, texts, dialogue, Kreyol proverbs, portions of Alaine’s school research assignment, and narrative text worked together to reveal this immersive story.
  • (5/5)
    The characters and the context, also, Bahni Turpin brought everything together perfect. I felt like I was watching a movie
  • (4/5)
    Cute story. It playfully dipped into Haitian history/culture throughout the book
  • (3/5)

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile

    I feel liked it had extra parts that could've been omitted and been a good story. Would've liked to see the relationship with Alaine and Jason expanded. Overall, it was an ok read.

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  • (5/5)

    1 persona l'ha trovata utile

    Bahni Turpin does a magnificent job narrating this audiobook. The accents are flawless.

    Maika and Maritza managed to tell a story that was multi-faceted yet, believable even with the elements of Haitian folklore and voodoo elements interwoven in the narrative. As a person who has gone through seeing two loved ones fight off Alzheimer's I understand the pain that the Moulite sisters brought to their characters lives. I'd recommend this book to everyone.

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