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  • Title: Milagros: Girl from Away
  • Author: Meg Medina
  • ISBN: 9780805082302
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Milagros de le Torre hasn t had an easy life ever since her father sailed away with pirates she s been teased at school and there s the constant struggle for her family to make ends meet Still, Milagros loves her small island in the Caribbean, and she finds comfort in those who recognize her special gifts But everything changes when marauders destroy Milagros s island aMilagros de le Torre hasn t had an easy life ever since her father sailed away with pirates she s been teased at school and there s the constant struggle for her family to make ends meet Still, Milagros loves her small island in the Caribbean, and she finds comfort in those who recognize her special gifts But everything changes when marauders destroy Milagros s island and with it, most of the inhabitants Milagros manages to escape in a rowboat where she drifts out to sea with no direction, save for the mysterious manta rays that guide her to land In stunning prose,Meg Medina creates a fantastical world in which a young girl uncovers the true meaning of family, the significance of identity, and, most important, the power of a mother s love.
    Milagros Girl from Away Milagros de le Torre hasn t had an easy life ever since her father sailed away with pirates she s been teased at school and there s the constant struggle for her family to make ends meet Still Milagr

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    1. Mischievous, intelligent, Milagros grows up on the island of Las Brisas with her mother Years ago, her father ran off to become a pirate Just after Carnival, visitors kill all the islanders but Milagros escapes on a dinghy and ends up far north on a new island off the coast of Maine It is here that Milagros learns her place in the world and makes peace with the loss of her parents and her homeland A delightful tale and beautifully written.Excerpt It was as Rosa had said when they first met the r [...]

    2. This is a very good book that really kept my interest So many times in reading a Juvenile book, I have a hard time connecting with the main character and then my attitude towards the book is , So what But the author of Milagros really did a great job of helping make that connection and still keeping the book to the number of pages that a young reader would want to read I cared what happened to Milagros Anyway, this book has a beautiful Caribbean island, love, excitement, treachery, pirates aargh [...]

    3. I really liked this book It seemed so real that I got lost in the characters The end somehow didn t come as a surprise Definitely a good read.

    4. Don t let the terrible title and truly horrible cover art keep you away from this lovely, magical little book.

    5. This book will resonate with those who have known the experience of immigration leaving home and adapting to a new language, culture and people It relates the experience of being different and feeling out of place, but, also, the strength we gather from overcoming obstacles and the magic in listening to our interior voice that let s us know who we truly are.

    6. I like the feeling the book leaves It takes a turn from what it seems to be at the beginning It feels like a book I d love to talk about in English classes I grew up taking.

    7. Read for book riot live 2016 I enjoyed it It was a bit of a slow start, it took a while to grow on me but I liked it by the end, it was a sweet story I liked the magical realism too.

    8. I wasn t fond of the ending of this novel There weren t many loose ends, but I felt there was a hole in the story with Old Woman Perez especially concerning her daughter Add to that my general confusion over what happened with Milagros mother and I wasn t a fan of the plot The story seemed to largely drift at parts, searching aimlessly for a course of direction Maybe I just don t really understand magical realism but I didn t understand how the story went from made up Las Brisas aka Away to Main [...]

    9. Milagros Girl from Away by Meg Medina is a lively story steeped in magical realism The cover may lead you to believe that it is historical fiction but it is not In fact, the cover is a deterrence in my opinion Once you begin reading you cannot stop The writing is lyrical and beautiful and draws you quickly into the story of young Milagros, a mischievous and quirky girl living on a small island paradise And yet, she is not fully content with her life on Las Brisas Her mother is not traditional an [...]

    10. Milagros lives on the beautiful island of Las Brisas with her mother The small island is virtually unheard of by the outside world, but the islanders are happy and content Despite being abandoned by her father who left to be a pirate when she was younger , Milagros is smart, mischeivous, and has a special power she learns about from her mother all is well until one day, the island falls under attack Milagros is the only one to escape, and her escape takes her far, far from home She has to convin [...]

    11. Let me first disclose that Meg Medina was one of my writing teachers Even if I didn t know her, I would still think this book is amazing.Milagros is the title character, a feisty 12 year old who is the only survivor after a terrible attack on her home, a gorgeous island in the Caribbean that is so tiny it can t be found on a map Before the attack, she lives with her mother, a mysterious avocado farmer who can cure anything using her salves After the attack, Milagros sails in a dingy to a cold is [...]

    12. Meg Medina weaves a wonderful story of island communities, and pirates using magical realism The language is beautiful and the characters nuanced I had a wee bit of a problem with the magic used at the end As my friend Caroline says, the magic in a real world fantasy needs to be unambiguous While Medina gives us the magic from the beginning, and we believe it is there, we don t really know what it is Therefore, the magic at the end of the book seemed a little too convenient I d be interested to [...]

    13. Milagros is a captivating main character She is herself every moment and is learning about herself as she struggles through hardship and separation from everything she knows I am coming around as a fan of magical realism I have been a reader who likes realism and fantasy to stay in their boxes, but I think that is because that was what I grew up reading straight fantasy and straight realism for the most part There are several authors who are winning me over though Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Meg Me [...]

    14. Take the mysterious messages in bottles, the wild eyed pirates, and rays of many colors and you have the concept behind Milagros, the Girl From Away The story begins in the tropical island of Las Brisas, but ends in the seaport town of Holly Point, Maine In between we meet her mystical mother, her pirate wanna be dad, and the people of Holly Point who discover Milagros after her arduous journey in a flimsy boat Most of the residents are suspicious of anyone from Away , but her friend Old Woman P [...]

    15. The overall book was pretty good plot twists and unsolved mysteries kept me turning the pages But my original review was going to be 4 stars I changed it because, at the end, Milagros mother turns into a pink, telepathically communicating sting ray and the daughter of the people who took her in spat out rose petals instead of lies Also, why was the unexplained red mist that floated around and hurt people included I think this book deserves a 3 stars because at the end, things just got too wierd. [...]

    16. Milagros s life is far from perfect, even though she lives on an idyllic island Her father left her to be a pirate years before, and her mother is anything but a typical mother Milagros whole existence changes when the island is overtaken by robbers, and she puts out to sea in a rowboat to escape I enjoyed the magical realism in this story it s just a thread running through, but it s the thread that holds it all together I also liked that Milagros had to figure out for herself how to make a life [...]

    17. Age Level 9 12yrspgs 288Grades 4 8pgs 288genre fantasy, magical realism summary Story of a young girl whose father disappeared to become a pirate while her mother is magical and gives her a way to see every day life a bit differently Then her home and village on a small obscure island in the Carribbean is destroyed She is displaced to a small island off Maine and learns to make connections in her new home and build another life Despite not liking or getting along with the daughter of the people [...]

    18. Lyrical prose with insightful revelations Constant self discovery for Milagros, challenged by her father, mother, her thoughts, beliefs, trying to make sense of things around her, struggles with feelings of abandonment In the end she knows how much her mother lovers her, and accepts her destiny Enjoyed immensely.

    19. Beautifully written strong female character It s nice to see a character develop and have a true sense of self Loved the magical realism , and the relationships that she develops and comes to depend on.

    20. Meg Medina s writing always transports me to somewhere exotic yet so familiar Milagros is a girl with a fire in her heart, a fire that speaks to the girls many of us once were and still are I wish I could have read this book at a younger age.

    21. Interesting story that derails when it loses its realism I like the multicultural aspects and I like the rays, but it felt like it derailed at times and the ending just lost me interesting, but flawed

    22. This was a good book, but it was a little too unreal, despite being a fantasy Otherwise, it is a nice story, which features an important look on life, and an important lesson to learn Despite these good parts, this book was actually kind of boring I wouldn t recommend it.

    23. Good story about a girl living on a Carribean Island but her life canges when her father leaves with pirates and her island is attacked I think most kids would find it boring.

    24. To find joy and magic in life you must look inside yourself and see beyond what others see See yourself with your own eyes.

    25. Very nice writing but weird story that leaves the reader off balance.Told in alternate chapters Begins in the Caribbean and ends in Maine.

    26. Full of vivid imagery, emotional resonance, and lyrical prose Not for those who suffer from the limitations of those who are terminally realistic p 139

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