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Swimming to America (Teen)

February 11 2005 at 3:41 PM
Alice Mead  (Login chapteraday)



Swimming to America
by Alice Mead
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The quandary of the illegal immigrant Linda Berati, an eighth grader in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, knows that her parents are Albanian and her little sister American. But what is she? And how did she get to New York? Her parents evade her questions, fueling Linda's uneasiness about her identity. Only Ramon, a Cuban immigrant her age, seems to understand.

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So far....

February 14 2005, 6:11 PM 

So far this novel seems pretty mediocre. I guess it might be because I'm more of a romantic reader, but I still appreciate a good book. I liked Because of Winn Dixie, Gratefully Yours, On the Fringe, Nancy Drews, Beauty Sleep, Ella Enchanted, and many others. Perhaps this book just hasn't picked up yet, it's only the first chapter, right? :)

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February 15 2005, 11:38 AM 

Okay,this is sooo wierd,but I used to LIVE in Bay Ridge,Brooklyn.Sadly,I live in NJ now.Oh well.The book seems okay.Does anyone else have a book that relates to them?(you know,the main character live where you live,or looks just like you,etc.)?

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February 16 2005, 11:21 AM 

I don't like this book. Well i will give credit to the author. It just isn't my kind of book. I am into more of the mysteries and thrillers. Also tons of adult books. Well this is my comments. Bye.

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February 16 2005, 10:18 PM 

So far this book is off to a really, really, really, really slow start. There's like no action happening or anything, last weeks book was much better.

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I agree

February 17 2005, 4:05 PM 

This book is totally boring! I am not interested in these characters. I don't care what is going to happen to them. I will finish reading tomorrow's installment but this book is NOT on my "To Read" list.

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I agree...

February 21 2005, 5:10 PM 

yeah... i agree with the people who said "boring" the book is moving kinda slow and the characters seem dull to me. 1/5 stars.

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