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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Barrio Princess: Growing Up In Texas is a heart-warming, true-life tale by Consuelo Samarripa. Chronicling the author’s life before adulthood, this autobiographical work looks at the ups and downs of being raised as a Mexican-American, largely in the Texas and Alabama areas. The book is separated into key moments in the author’s life that seem to define the important life lessons that she learned in her early years, whilst some sections also connect to her later life to examine what led her to make future decisions.
What I loved most about this book was the way that Consuelo Samarripa crafted the story, retelling her life as though it was a novel to be read for entertainment. In this way, I was able to clearly imagine the people in her life and the actions that were taking place; the story was shown to me rather than told. I loved the vivid imagery and childlike wonderment that many of the chapters in Barrio Princess: Growing Up In Texas possessed, especially the depictions of a child’s first pack of crayons and the introduction of Ring the dog. I was fascinated by the mix of Native American and Mexican culture and, as a European, this book opened up a whole other cultural side of Texas that I never even knew existed. The use of colloquial Spanish throughout the book was a richly atmospheric and enjoyable extra touch. Overall, I found Barrio Princess to be a very interesting and well-told autobiography that really comes alive in the reader’s mind.