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In a stunning narrative combining the gritty rhythms of Junot Diaz with the noir genius of Walter Mosley, Bodega Dreams pulls us into Spanish. Bodega Dreams. Ernesto Quinonez, Author, Ernesto Quiinonez, Author Vintage Books USA $14 (p) ISBN This page guide for “Bodega Dreams” by Ernesto Quinonez includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 3 books and 21 chapters, as well as.

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You have taught 4th grade in the South Bronx and you grew up in Spanish Harlem.

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We have one of the highest infection rates in the nation, like one out of twenty-five. I loved this book. I found this book very similar to Fight Club. We all know siblings who are opposites; church-goer v rebel, studious v partier, etc, but Quinones made these two sisters extremes. So you’re worth a lot, pana. I would recommend this book if you’re looking to read books about the ‘American Dream’ and how that notion interacts within communities of people of color. And the numbers for the day had come out already, so betting time was over.

We all have a story and we all have a voice. So … I was assigned to read Bodega Dreams for my Writing the Urban Experience class, which is this cool class where we read and write about … urban things.

I enjoyed the messages and themes and found myself inspired after finishingdefinitely a story that resinates with you.


I mean, it was just impossible. Of me, not the book. The setting ernestl so authentic an accurate that any New York City native should be able to easily relate and piece each scene together with majesty as you travel from central park to queens and all over the upper east side.

Read it Forward Read it first. Quinonez is intent on making Spanish Harlem vivid for the reader, and he is generous with memorable sensory details. This novel takes its place besides the works of the likes of Junot Diaz and Sandra Cisneros, folks like Sapo and Chino belong in that same Latino fictional gallery as Chapo and Oscar Wao. I’ve seen many reviews refer borega the language as Diaz inspired, which is not entirely accurate.

Willie Bodega embodies every dream and lofty aspiration that Chino Mercado holds dear, even as the tentacles of the criminal octopus threaten to pull him under. This is hands down my favorite book completed this year.

Bodega Dreams

I would recommend this book if you’re looking to read books about the ‘ This book is a cleverly reimagination of Gatsby, if it had occurred qkinonez Spanish Harlem. Beautiful story teller, give us us glimpse into Spanish Harlem. Chino’s character felt almost like things were happening to him the whole time instead of making things happen, so in a way he was like the reader in this story about his neighborhood.

At first, it seemed this book would be filled with stock characters, but I soon recognized a lot of NY Latino history.


When I was writing Bodega DreamsI concentrated on the idea of bettering yourself within bleak circumstances. Frederick Douglass said, “Power will never be given to you. The lack of originality aside, it was a pretty good read. These little kernels may not feel as powerful out of context, but his one-liners are gems, for sure. Bodega has a dream of cleaning up the neighborhood through unconventional means to win back his childhood love. Third year, I had to see the Principal.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sin embargo es un libro que capta al lector y lo deja pensando. The ending came too abruptly and Borega was perplexed by his characters’ actions no, I do not believe they would behave that way but more importantly, I think Quinonez has salient ideas to share.

From a imature teen into a grow “Bodega Dreams” is one of those books that don’t have a catchy cover, however as you start reading the first pages the book drives you into wanting to read more and more. Jul 16, Debbie rated it really liked it Shelves: Chino is drawn to Bodega’s street-smart idealism, but soon finds himself over his head, navigating an underworld of switchblade tempers, turncoat morality, and murder. No trivia or quizzes yet.