Monday, July 10, 2017
We Never Asked for Wings/ Vanessa Diffenbaugh/ 310 pgs.
Letty Espinosa is a single mother of two children: 15 year-old Alex, and 6 year-old Luna. Letty has worked three jobs for years to help support her parents, of Mexican descent, and relatives still living in Mexico. Alex and Luna have been basically raised by their grandparents. After Letty's father goes back to Mexico, followed shortly by her mother, Letty is forced to take responsibility for Alex and Luna. It's a story of a family trying to become a family, with issues arising, decisions to be made, and the angst of teenage years. There is also the issue of illegal aliens, and mothers only wanting something better for their children. This is a wonderful read. I highly recommend this book!