I Wonder…


I wonder if people are hesitant to pick up Enchanted Island because they think that they wouldn’t relate? Yes, there is a Puerto Rican flag on the cover. Yes, the heart of the story takes place in Puerto Rico. Yes, 3 of the 4 main characters are, indeed, Puerto Rican. Yes, you will learn the history of Puerto Rico. What you will also get is an adventure. You will follow along as four young people come of age. You will fall in love with these youngsters and watch their transformation into young-adulthood. They go through the same situations as any one of you.

Not that I was surprised, but I had people, not of Puerto Rican heritage,  tell me that they could so relate to the main character, Gabby. We each have issues and circumstances that we wish we could change. Really, at the core, we are more alike than not. We mostly all want the same things out of this thing called life. We’re all on this life journey together; sometimes facing horrendous situations that do not discriminate.  No matter where you come from. No matter the language you speak or the color of your skin.

Some of us come from a warm loving family and some not so much. Everyone falls in love and  we make and lose friends. We face obstacles and fight to overcome them. These are just some of the things that the characters in my book face. Will this persuade you to take a chance on Enchanted Island? I wonder…

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2 responses to “I Wonder…

  • Marilyn Almodóvar (@LynAlmodovar)

    Hi May! I just found your book trough IAN’s list. I for one can tell you that seeing the flag threw me off a bit. I was raised in Puerto Rico and have always associated the monostar with the Independentista movement. However, I was so curious and seeing that I write YA as well, I had to read more. The moment I started reading the first pages on Amazon I was hooked. I have put this on my TBR list and will review it on my blog. And I’m so happy that I stumbled across your book, I shall go on to recommend it.

    LYN

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