Veronica Chambers: The Go Between



Y where the socio economic background ranged from ow income to working class middle Death in Mumbai level status It s not uncommon to see my neighborseaving our area to work in the high end residential areas as housekeepers domestics gardeners and Baccarat : La lgende du cristal laborers Hell even my parents worked two jobs in factories and maintenance to put food on the table This is the world I was raised in Reading this book in some ways related to my experiences of the perceptions the public had of the people thatived in my neighborhoodThrough Cammi we uickly see that there are still going to be plenty of the same assumptions and stereotypes as demonstrated by her classmates and it does give her the realization that money doesn t always garner acceptance and respect On a side note I worked with a friend who also came from an affluent Mexican background and she refused to divulge this information to anyone but her close friends because she wanted to be treated as a regular person on an eual O Colégio de Todos os Segredos level rather than be treated differently because her family had money In many ways she was very muchike the Cammi character who preferred to hang out with working class individuals than rich kids who preferred to boast about their wealth This is what helps ground her and makes her relatable and approachable A definite plus in building the protagonist s characterIn short The Go Between was a fun uick read The writing was simple and I breezed through it in a couple of hours However there are some basic themes ie socio economic status empathy building self esteem pride cultural etc that are touched upon in the bookI definitely would give this one a shot I think my main problem with this novel was that it wasn t a story it was a March Violets (Bernie Gunther, long essay The book is written in the perspective of Camilla a Mexican girl who has recently immigrated to the US and the storytelling style while in the first person is freuently in the past tense and goes off into tangents It felt devoted to dumping as much information on Mexican culture in one novel as possible rather than a story about a girl who needed to check her privilege Camillaies about her parents in an effort to see how racist her classmates can be because she was surprised to find that it is so Which makes me uestion how she could have been surprised when she herself says that she watches a Zoete tranen lot of American media I could tell you how racist people I assume are in the US towards Indians I got an ARC of this thanks to Vine and I have one word regarding this book noActually I have than one word Sorry forying and being just as general as the book itself is I Water Music ll do what it never did and be specific The Go Between is unusually short and that s because it sike a first draft that Revived lays out in general terms what happens in the book Incidents are discussed without much detail andarge timeskips happen often Student Research Projects in Calculus leaving it feeling incomplete This is the kind of book I d write if I were one for writing shitty first drafts thatay out the story s bare bones so I could go back and expand on scenes ater There s no emotion to be foundHell my book outlines are just barely detailed than this book isHer best friends Willow and Tiggy are ridiculously racist especially the atter While I understand Cammi eventually forgiving Willow once Cammi s jig is up I honestly can t see why she forgives Tiggy IT S THAT BADAND THE USE OF SPANISH Cammi spells out every single Spanish phrase she uses no matter how simple or obvious they are Readers will get what s being said based on context cluestheir own smarts and don t need to be patronized to Other books have handled the use of foreign Love for Imperfect Things languages much betterTo be truthful I read this book over a month ago and forgot to take notes but I m still stewing in my anger whenever I think about this book I m sure you can find better Latinx representation One suggestion The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera It s got complicated characters good use of Spanishanguage without treating readers A Heart of Stone like they need everything translated and comes with a free bucket to help you catch all your tears Okay thatast one is a Taking Instruction (Taboo, lie but I recommend getting a bucket The story and characters gave me aot of feelings okay A telling of a Language and Linguistics life has immigrant from Mexico to the US Lack of style and a story that even if it touch an interesting and actual subject was just uninteresting by the amount ofittle facts and familly anecdotes Not really worth it in my opinio. Itcom Her dad tries to find work but dreams about returning to Mexico And at the posh private Polestar Academy Cammi s new friends assume she s a scholarship kid the daughter of a domesticAt first Cammi thinks playing along with the stereotypes will be her way of teaching her new friends a Divertimento lesson But the sheies the she wonders Is she only fooling herse.

Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for approving my reuest for a free digital copy in exchange for a review The Go Between is an okay book It s not a spectacular book nor is a bad one It s just your run of the mill okay Plot The book seems plotless and meandering and there didn t seem to be any plot development Will the plot did meet the 5 basic elements It was very weakly done I have a serious gripe with the repetitive use of i race and ii mental illness as a plot device With respect to race race relations are poorly handl The Go Between had such promise when I first picked up the novel and managed to finish it in one sitting It was a uick contemporary novel showcasing the Love Is a Fairy Tale life of a teenage heiress whose parents are both celebrities in Mexico They areiving a comfortable Promise at Dawn live in Mexico until Cammi s mother gets an acting job in LA uprooting the family to goive in America There Cammi attends a new school where students place stereotypes on her because of her Mexican nationality and in order to maintain a front Cammi accepts and plays along with these harmful stereotypes for funIn the beginning this book had so much potential when it follows the ife of Cammi when she ives in Mexico But once she moves to America the stereotypes micro aggressions and cliche tropes were inserted into the novel in a frankly insulting way Yes immigrants do have to deal with the endless amounts of disgusting comments said by racist people but this novel took it to a whole other Bangkok Wakes to Rain level when showcasing it in the narrative This novel does not have good Latinx specifically Mexican representation In fact I would encourage Latinx readers to avoid this novel because it contains such grossanguage that the main character played along with for funRather than denouncing the American characters racist comments and views Cammi simply accepts what they say and pretends to be a poor high school immigrant for the sake of iving up to the American s views on Mexicans She plays along simply because it s fun and she knows that no matter what the high school kids think she is privileged thanks to her wealthy parents This is incredibly harmful because the main character takes the entire novel to tell her friends that they acted racist towards her for majority of their friendship By playing along with the stereotype of being a poor Mexican immigrant simply because she can Cammi is insulting people who are poor and have to face derogatory comments thrown their way every day because of their class and ethnicity Rather than educating her friends from the start about how they are racist towards Mexicans Cammi ets them spew out hurtful comments about Latinx throughout majority of the novelNot only does this novel perpetuate insulting stereotypes towards Latinx people it also appropriates Native American traditions when the American high school imitates a Native American council by using a talking stick and calling out A ho after everyone speaks This novel also makes fun of multiple personality disorders as well in the narrative in a derogatory way Overall this is a story that I would avoid at all costs because it is offensive to those that are supposed to be represented in this novel This story could have been amazing if Cammi only educated and denounced her American friends who placed harmful stereotypes on her from the beginning But instead we received a story about a Mexican character who embraced these gross micro aggressions simply because she was bored 25 MehThis takes some time to get going Right when I was going to give up on it it picked upAnd it was fineBut the personal story was sacrificed for the social impact While I always appreciate have many Darkmere layers to a story the personal growth should always be the center come firstCami sp Iistened to this so apologies for mis spellings is the daughter of a famous Mexican actress and Et si la maladie n'tait pas un hasard ? lives a very privileged happyife in Mexico City There s just one thing she never knows who her true friends are Do people Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den like her Her money Her mother Theevel of attention that comes with her She pays a price for this it weighs on herThen her mother decides to try her Scraps Of The Untainted Sky luck in Hollywood So the family moves to LA It s a pretty easy move they even fly in a private jet When Cami starts her new school though she realizes what it sike for no one to know anything about herHere s where it departs for me Cami allows her new friends to believe she s the daughter. 5 hours and 30 minutesFans of Jane the Virgin will find much to ove about this coming of age novel from bestselling author Veronica Chambers who with humor and humanity explores issues of identity and belonging in a world that is ever changing She is the envy of every teenage girl in Mexico City Her mother is a glamorous telenovela actress Her father is.

Of a maid just on TV and a gardener her dad is a voice actor he s voicing Iron Man for Mexico to ive anonymously But instead of focusing on Cami s personal development during this time the story shifts to the socio economic issues that arise from this misunderstanding The author uses this to explore racism the immigrant experience among teens who are definitely trying to be better And this is worthy of examination She just Huguenot Prophecy and Clandestine Worship in the Eighteenth Century loses the thread of how this taste of freedom could impact Cami on a deepife changing Fashion Design Course level And it s too bad Overall The Go Between is an entertaining story about a girl pretending to be someone she s not Camilla is the daughter of a famous Mexican telenovela actress her mom is the beloved star of Mundos sin Fronteras So she hangs with the RKOMC Rich Kids of Mexico City though she doesn t really feelike she fits in When her mom gets hired to shoot a pilot in Los Angeles Camilla s plunked down into a completely new environmen You can find the full review over at YA WednesdaysOverall this was a short fun read geared towards the younger end of the YA spectrum At 200 pages and with many comparisons to Jane the Virgin this is perfect for 11 13 year olds If you are Aeralis (The Frost Chronicles, looking for an in depth analysis of the complex issues of Mexican immigration to the United States this is not it However if you are searching for a positive story about a young girl s experiences as an immigrant to the United States then this is the right book for you Check out the full review on the blog Camilla del Valle Cammi is the perfectiving example of the phrase Born with a Silver Spoon Her mother is an established Mexican telenovela actress with a huge fan following Her father on the other hand is a renowned persona off screen for his voice over talent although not as popular as his wifeNeedless to say Cammi was privileged to Alternatives Chapter 2 (The Chronos Files; The Shattered Saga live a high profileife in Mexico City But she isn t the kind of girl who is easily influenced by all the Cincinnati and Other Plays luxury novelties which she had at her disposal The book can be bifurcated into 2 parts In the first part Cammi takes us on a tour of her dailyife talking about how her mother rose to fame the kind of Speak Out! lifestyle she followed her culture the perceptions and opinions of the people had about her and her family etc Basically she paints us a clear picture of the typicalife of a celebrity s kid The second half is where the actual pl I took this ARC from work when we received it and at first the synopsis really annoyed me when I read the back which appeared to be about spoiled rich kids and their problems Immediately my assumptions were I Like You the Best like Ugh this isn t something I m going to relate to I m glad I stuck it out because it s a really sweet story about embracing your cultural heritage and staying true to who you areSince the author Veronica Chambers is of Panamanian descent she brings a bit of that multicultural influence which there are plenty of in this book The story concerns an affluent Mexican teenager name Cammi whose mother is a famous telenovela star and her father does Spanish voice over work for the movie and television industry within the country It s easy to be dismissive of the main character especially when sheaments how difficult it is to be rich and how her family name is of a curse than a blessing However Chambers keeps her protagonist evel headed and down to earth as she wants to be accepted by people for herself rather than her socio economic backgroundIt is interesting to note here that the author is writing about the experiences of someone who is from the upper class of the Hispanic culture where most novels concern Latinos who are either within the ower poverty income bracket or working class The Philosophy of Giambattista Vico level This is a direct contrast to the typical struggles many of them face with topicsike immigration racism poverty and stereotyping but again Chambers touches upon these issues in the book which really gives a different perspective in comparing two worldsAs the story continues Cammi s mother gets a major role in an American television show as a maid and the whole family moves to L A where Cammi reinvents herself as a working class teenager of domestic parents among her group of elitist peers Like a fly on the wall she uickly earns that no matter who you are or how much money you have society is going to make assumptions about you based upon your ethnicity and backgroundNow I grew up in a predominantly Hispanic communit. The go to voice over talent for blockbuster films Hers is a world of private planes chauffeurs paparazzi and gossip columnists Meet Camilla del Valle Cammi to those who know her best When Cammi s mom gets cast in an American television show and the family moves to LA things change and uickly Her mom s first role is playing a not so glamorous maid in a

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Veronica Chambers is a prolific author best known for her critically acclaimed memoir Mama’s Girl which has been course adopted by hundreds of high schools and colleges throughout the country The New Yorker called Mama’s Girl “a troubling testament to grit and mother love one of the finest and most evenhanded in the genre in recent years” Born in Panama and raised in Brooklyn Ms Chambers'