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Fifteen Candles: 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and other Quinceanera Stories

Fifteen Candles Tales of Taffeta Hairspray Drunk Uncles and other Quinceanera Stories For the uninitiated the quincea era celebrates the passage of a fifteen year old girl into adulthood It s a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball and loaded with the same potential for hilar

  • Title: Fifteen Candles: 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and other Quinceanera Stories
  • Author: Adriana Lopez Felicia Luna Lemus Berta Platas Erasmo Guerra Angie Cruz Fabiola Santiago Leila Cobo-Hanlon Nanette Guadiano-Campos
  • ISBN: 9780061241925
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • For the uninitiated, the quincea era celebrates the passage of a fifteen year old girl into adulthood It s a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball, and loaded with the same potential for hilarity and adolescent angst In this original anthology, fifteen of the brightest and funniest Latino writers, men and women alike, share their own memories of these moving andFor the uninitiated, the quincea era celebrates the passage of a fifteen year old girl into adulthood It s a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball, and loaded with the same potential for hilarity and adolescent angst In this original anthology, fifteen of the brightest and funniest Latino writers, men and women alike, share their own memories of these moving and often absurd extravaganzas tales of that unique form of familial humiliation that is borne of the best intentions, fierce love, and the infectious joy of parents finally allowing their little girl to grow up.

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    About "Adriana Lopez Felicia Luna Lemus Berta Platas Erasmo Guerra Angie Cruz Fabiola Santiago Leila Cobo-Hanlon Nanette Guadiano-Campos"

    1. Adriana Lopez Felicia Luna Lemus Berta Platas Erasmo Guerra Angie Cruz Fabiola Santiago Leila Cobo-Hanlon Nanette Guadiano-Campos

      Sick and tired of her life in small town Ohio completely boring with a side of dull college bound Caroline Darcy is determined to start fresh a new person And that means following in the footsteps of her late Nana Ellie her witty and vibrant Cuban great grandmother with a glamorous, well traveled past Donning a seriously caliente new wardrobe and a vivacious persona to match, she becomes Carolina, a half Cuban aspiring actress ready for adventure.

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    1. I found most of the stories in this book to be average, although there were a couple that were interesting. Not being a Spanish speaker, I may have been missing some of the more subtle details. Having participated in a Quinceanera, and grown up in a heavily Hispanic community, I thought maybe I'd find more of these stories humorous or relateable. Instead I was disappointed with the content of the majority of the tales. I also think most of the stories would appeal to younger readers, 30 and belo [...]


    2. Quinceanera parties are like Sweet Sixteen parties for Latinas. A Latina girl has one when she turns fifteen. They are very elaborate, like weddings, and very expensive – with cake, dancing, attendants, etc. The stories are true – from girls who are the quinceanera, boys who are chambalans (attendants to the quinceanera), and girls who are damas (female attendants to the quinceanera). There are quite a variety and all are very interesting.


    3. I had read a few of the stories before for a class in college but this time I read the whole book. I loved it, it is fifteen stories from different authors and their experiences with quinceañeras, the coming of age party for a 15-year-old Latina. As a Latina, I didn't have a quinceañera, I exchanged it for a trip to Disneyland (which I insist hasn't been fulfilled yet), so it was interesting to me to see how other Latinas went about having theirs in the US. There are things that change when yo [...]


    4. do you ever find a book you didn't know you were looking for when you are looking for the call number you wrote down? i do this almost everytime. anyhow, let's keep it real, my family has been in the states for four generations now, i'm a more than a little off my roots so a quince was not in the stars, ever. add to that the fact that i've only ever attended one in my life. they say you can go anywhere when you read a book and these fifteen stories definitely took me there. i think my favorite w [...]


    5. Last night I breezed through Fifteen Candles, edited by Adriana Lopez. It’s yet another book about quinceañeras, which I tend to enjoy. It was typical for a collection of stories in that there were a few I found boring and a few that were hilarious and touching. It was so so overall, and I wouldn’t recommend it over the other books I’ve read on the same topic.


    6. 15 short stories surrounding the event of various Quinceaneras. Not what I expected- this was even better than I thought it would be. The short stories are not fairy tales of a princess birthday party, but more like the reality of life slapping the fairy tale in the face. Great stuff.





    7. I didn't think that all 15 stories would be terrible, but they were. I feel like I should've wasted my time watching MTV's Sweet Sixteen instead of reading this.



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