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READ DOWNLOAD Í The Tree of Red Stars È Winner of the Milkweed National Fiction Prize and the Friends of America Writers Award in , this vivid debut, set in Uruguay in the s, charts the toll of political events on a young woman and those close to her, as their democracy is gradually taken over by a military dictatorship A debut novel and winner of the 1997 Milkweed Prize for Fiction This book tells a story about love and ideals during Uruguay s takeover by military dictatorship in the 1960 s.Interesting and well written with a appearance of Che Guevara It is surely worth the read Although the novel has an inevitable conclusion, grand moments of human sacrifice make the story of young Magda compelling.Author Tessa BridalPublisher Milkweed EditionsCopyright 1997Genre NovelPages 287Date Read 6 4 08 to 6 9 A debut novel and winner of the 1997 Milkweed Prize for Fiction This book tells a story about love and ideals during Uruguay s takeover by military dictatorship in the 1960 s.Interesting and well written with a appearance of Che Guevara It is surely worth the read Although the novel has an inevitable conclusion, grand moments of human sacrifice make the story of young Magda compelling.Author Tessa BridalPublisher Milkweed EditionsCopyright 1997Genre NovelPages 287Date Read 6 4 08 to 6 9 08NOTESp 171Does waste dull the senses The student s don t seem to care much about the government I m not sure if they believe in it or simply ignore it I hope they won t be disappointed They think that because they have free elections, they are a free people They seemsedated than free Its difficult to think when one is assaulted one all sides with things to buy Whish takes me right back to the Cerro and how you talked about two kinds of sugar p 204I ve walked mileson the roads of your thoughtsand cleansed my handsin the like of your body.I ve breathed a breathof myself on yousimply to watch it journeythrough the labyrinths of mistnever to come back to see me.I ve held to thingswith willing handsand no old voicescalled me back.I ve looked at sunsetswithout blindness or fearbecome a mirrorand not its imagea deep, deep lakeand not its shimmerand if I am allowedto touch you yet gainlet it be with open hands As with many of the books I have at home, and have collected since I started this obsession, The Tree of Red Stars has been on my to read list for a long time However, not all of the various young adult novels from around the world have been as good as I was expecting them to be The Tree of Red Stars was one of the first ones that I can truthfully say was actually better than my expectations.If I had hadtime over Thanksgiving break, I would not have been able to put this down However, a As with many of the books I have at home, and have collected since I started this obsession, The Tree of Red Stars has been on my to read list for a long time However, not all of the various young adult novels from around the world have been as good as I was expecting them to be The Tree of Red Stars was one of the first ones that I can truthfully say was actually better than my expectations.If I had hadtime over Thanksgiving break, I would not have been able to put this down However, as it was, I had to take it back to school with me and find time to sneak in my reading between study periods.I don t always like books that have a first chapter that tells you the outcome of the story However, The Tree of Red Stars managed to do this really well Even though I knew some of what happened later, I was hooked until the very end of the story Something that helped with this was the characterization of Magdalena and Emilia They grew from girls who didn t care about politics to members of the resistance, and I think that s a story we don t hear enough.In today s political climate in America, I think it is very important and valuable to study the Cold War political revolutions in Latin America All I ve ever learned in school is that they failed, and I never questioned that, except to say that the US was in charge, and the US knew what they were doing I don t think it was until the 2016 election that I began to wonder whether the US really had it as together as I thought we did Now, I think it simportant than ever to learn about these revolutions and why they failed History may repeat itself in the near future, and I don t think it s right that we as Americans are so ethnocentric After reading The Tree of Red Stars, I have decided to actively look forof these stories so I can better understand the tensions in the US and the world as a whole today I think this book,than anything I ve ever come across, illustrates how influential the Cold War was and is in society as a whole Magda grows up in a privileged home in Montevideo, Uruguay The first part of the novel takes us through her childhood life taking for granted the world she lives in As the story progresses we learnaboiut the larger picture the politics of the nation and Latin America in general until finally we are absorbed by it An interesting window into a country we know little about The writing flows well and makes for an easy read Would be good for a discussion group, or for a class on Latin Magda grows up in a privileged home in Montevideo, Uruguay The first part of the novel takes us through her childhood life taking for granted the world she lives in As the story progresses we learnaboiut the larger picture the politics of the nation and Latin America in general until finally we are absorbed by it An interesting window into a country we know little about The writing flows well and makes for an easy read Would be good for a discussion group, or for a class on Latin American history I picked this book for a reading challenge to read a book set in Latin America written by a Latin American author, and I m so glad I did I love coming of age stories, but without this prompt, I might not have picked up this gem of a book Set during the political upheaval in Uruguay in the 1960s which I confess to never having known about before , the story follows young Magda and the other members of her town The politics are never really explained, but it s not necessary in a story about in I picked this book for a reading challenge to read a book set in Latin America written by a Latin American author, and I m so glad I did I love coming of age stories, but without this prompt, I might not have picked up this gem of a book Set during the political upheaval in Uruguay in the 1960s which I confess to never having known about before , the story follows young Magda and the other members of her town The politics are never really explained, but it s not necessary in a story about individuals drawn to revolutionary causes