Friday, August 20, 2010

Book Review: And Cafe Con Leche by Evie Alexis

Title: And Cafe Con Leche
Author: Evie Alexis
Pages: 238
Publisher: eTreasures Publishing
Source: eBook recieved from author Evie Alexis

Summary: As a teenager growing up in New York City, Isabela Castillo's protective parents try to keep her sheltered from her environment while allowing her twin brother to get away with things she only dreams of doing.

While her Mama stresses the importance of maintaining their Puerto Rican heritage, Isabela has other, more rebellious plans. As graduation looms on the horizon, she enters a controversial alliance with the strangest senior male in Preston High. Will her newfound friendship cause her to lose sight of her heritage? Will the family survive Isabela's transition to independence?

Review: I really enjoyed reading this book. In the beginning of this book, the main character, Isabela, doesn't have a good relationship with her brother, JR. They fight and get into arguements all the time. I can't exactly relate to that, because I don't have any brothers. Throughout the book, their relationship gets better and they appreciate each other more. There was some romance in this book, too. She meets a boy, Marcus, and they start dating. I think their relationship is very cute and realistic. He mostly keeps to himself and doesn't have many friends. When he and Isabela are dating, he tells her that he has had a crush on her for a couple years. I thought that was really cute. There was a little bit of language and a little bit of mature content. Besides that, I thought the book was really entertaining. Being a multicultural novel, Isabela's parents spoke to her in spanish sometimes. Since I don't know much Spanish, some of the time I didn't understand what she was saying. As for the rest of the book it was about 99% English. I gave this book 4 coffee cups. I would recommend this book to anyone. I enjoyed this read. Look for it soon on eTreasures Publishing.
*this book isn't on Goodreads, so if you are looking for it, check out Evie Alexis's blog,


  1. And thank you for the review, Elena. I appreciate the time you took to read and give feedback. :)

  2. You're welcome! I enjoyed reading it.


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