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I could not stand this book, but yet I had to finish reading it for PoP4. do you ever find a book you didn t know you were looking for when you are looking for the call number you wrote down i do this almost everytime anyhow, let s keep it real, my family has been in the states for four generations now, i m athan a little off my roots so a quince was not in the stars, ever add to that the fact that i ve only ever attended one in my life they say you can go anywhere when you read a book and these fifteen stories definitely took me there i think my favorite w do you ever find a book you didn t know you were looking for when you are looking for the call number you wrote down i do this almost everytime anyhow, let s keep it real, my family has been in the states for four generations now, i m athan a little off my roots so a quince was not in the stars, ever add to that the fact that i ve only ever attended one in my life they say you can go anywhere when you read a book and these fifteen stories definitely took me there i think my favorite was monica palacios, but i enjoyed all of them and almost wished i had a quince I had read a few of the stories before for a class in college but this time I read the whole book I loved it, it is fifteen stories from different authors and their experiences with quincea eras, the coming of age party for a 15 year old Latina As a Latina, I didn t have a quincea era, I exchanged it for a trip to Disneyland which I insist hasn t been fulfilled yet , so it was interesting to me to see how other Latinas went about having theirs in the US There are things that change when y I had read a few of the stories before for a class in college but this time I read the whole book I loved it, it is fifteen stories from different authors and their experiences with quincea eras, the coming of age party for a 15 year old Latina As a Latina, I didn t have a quincea era, I exchanged it for a trip to Disneyland which I insist hasn t been fulfilled yet , so it was interesting to me to see how other Latinas went about having theirs in the US There are things that change when you go to the US, but certain traditions never will fade, such as the quincea era Something that I found interesting is how quincea eras don t only affect the girl who is being celebrated, also her parents and her guests The chambelanes have some really interesting stories about their experiences being the arm that leads her to the dance floor for the dances, their role as man when they don t actually have a celebration that symbolises their coming of age Something else that I liked is that you get the perspectives from different cultures, Mexican, Cuban, Colombian, Puerto Rican, etc., and it is really interesting to see how they are all the same and different at the same time I recommend this to anyone interested in the Latino culture, the cultural transition after immigrating, or anyone who wants to remember their quincea era party or remember why they didn t have one The joy of browsing library shelves I found this gem while weeding other books and I thoroughly enjoyed it I laughed many times at the absurdity of the situations drinking situations and also the author s reconciling with their own teenage pasts We ve all been there, cringing at our actions as teens and tweens These people have it on tape Beyond the initial humor lies a deep dive into transitioning from girl to woman and allllll the cultural nuances that goes with that I loved how eac The joy of browsing library shelves I found this gem while weeding other books and I thoroughly enjoyed it I laughed many times at the absurdity of the situations drinking situations and also the author s reconciling with their own teenage pasts We ve all been there, cringing at our actions as teens and tweens These people have it on tape Beyond the initial humor lies a deep dive into transitioning from girl to woman and allllll the cultural nuances that goes with that I loved how each contributor dealt with that issue in their own way, regardless of gender The womanhood issue is forced into the spotlight and that s a lot for a 15 year old to deal with Shoot, that s a lot for a 39 year old to deal with It seems like it would be comforting to know that you have your entire family behind youor it could be a lot of pressure I felt like each contributor really looked at how they fit into the culture and how they felt about it Some quinceaneras shined, others folded, some hated it, others didn t There was only one story that I didn t really care for because it seemed like it fiction and it felt very flat The last story is just heartbreaking Great collection and a wonderful insight into quince culture 15 short stories surrounding the event of various Quinceaneras Not what I expected this was even better than I thought it would be The short stories are not fairy tales of a princess birthday party, butlike the reality of life slapping the fairy tale in the face Great stuff. Last night I breezed through Fifteen Candles, edited by Adriana Lopez It s yet another book about quincea eras, which I tend to enjoy It was typical for a collection of stories in that there were a few I found boring and a few that were hilarious and touching It was so so overall, and I wouldn t recommend it over the other books I ve read on the same topic. A great anthology. El libro no es de lo mejor pero sus relatos pueden sacarte bastantes risas y si tuviste fiesta de quince a os hasta te puedes sentir familiarizada. Quinceanera parties are like Sweet Sixteen parties for Latinas A Latina girl has one when she turns fifteen They are very elaborate, like weddings, and very expensive with cake, dancing, attendants, etc The stories are true from girls who are the quinceanera, boys who are chambalans attendants to the quinceanera , and girls who are damas female attendants to the quinceanera There are quite a variety and all are very interesting. ^FREE PDF ✘ Fifteen Candles: 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and other Quinceanera Stories ↬ For the uninitiated, the quincea era celebrates the passage of a fifteen year old girl into adulthood It s a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball, and loaded with the same potential for hilarity and adolescent angst In this original anthology, fifteen of the brightest and funniest Latino writers, men and women alike, share their own memories of these moving and often absurd extravaganzas tales of that unique form of familial humiliation that is borne of the best intentions, fierce love, and the infectious joy of parents finally allowing their little girl to grow up