I love Acevedo's books and this might be my favourite of hers so far. This book weaved together two very different girls who are both Dominican and discover they are sisters, one lives in NYC and one in the DR. They both are coping with the tragedy of their father's death and in the wake of that they discover that he was living a double life one with each of them. This book deals with loss in such a real and heartbreaking way. And how to reconcile yourself when someone you've known your whole life and loved isn't who you thought they were and your life wasn't what you thought it was either. Ultimately this book is about family and secrets and finding yourself and what all of this means together. I loved each of the girls. The perspective change was always well done when you wanted to see what one was doing vs. the other or for a change in pace. And a great contrast from being born in the DR and living there vs. being a Dominican American living in the US. Both characters and their worlds and the people in their life were vibrant and felt like a breath of life. Highly recommend for teens and adults alike.

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