Author: V.C. Andrews
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Pocket (October 7, 2008)
From the back of the book:
Secuestrado por sino cruel
After her parents are killed in a truck accident, Delia Yebarra’s life is turned upside down. At fifteen, she leaves the rural Mexican village where she grew up and embarks on a new life in America. Coming to her wealthy aunt Isabella’s huge estate in Palm Springs, California, should be a dream come true for a simple country girl like Delia — so why does it feel like a nightmare?
A PRISONER OF DESTINY…
Un preso del destino
Her aunt refuses to acknowledge Delia’s heritage, relegating her to servants’ quarters with a licentious language tutor intent on exploiting a beautiful young foreigner. Her cousin Edward is kind, but cousin Sophia is cruel, manipulative, and resentful of Delia’s smoky Latina looks. And just when Delia tries to embrace the life of a real American girl, a heartbreaking chain of events sends her spiraling back to a Mexico she hardly recognizes…. Will Delia find a place to call home?
When reading a V.C. Andrews book you can be sure of 2 things. 1] Somebodies parents are going to die and 2] The main character may or may not fall in love with a relative.
Despite the formula that is apparent in almost every book of her’s, this book was a fantastic read. On par with Flowers in the Attic for me. Because of V.C Andrew's semi-cookie cutter story mold, I would often not read her books.
I picked this book up on a whim and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. I found myself actually crying a couple of times. The switch from English to Spanish was confusing for me at first, but the fact that what was said in Spanish was explained in English really helped me to understand quickly.
Rating: 3 out of 5