I read for about 8 hours and I've spent 2 hours with blogging and social media. I've only completed 2 books so this isn't my fastest work but I'm just glad to be able to spend some time reading this weekend. Here's my review for the book I finished this afternoon:
90 Miles to Havana
Pura Belpre Honor Book
Julian is the youngest of three brothers in Cuba in 1961. His biggest problem seems to be learning to stand up for himself until the Revolution happens and life is turned upside down. Julian comes from a fairly well-to-do family (his father builds buildings) and things become difficult for them. Afraid that her children will be taken away from her, Julian's mother decides to send her boys to America where she promises that they will go to a lovely camp until their parents can join them. The camp, however, is not lovely -- and the boys are in danger of being separated and sent to different orphanages across the country. Julian has a lot of growing up to do and in a world that is very foreign to him.
I liked this book fairly well. I really felt for Julian and his family. I did feel that several events were implausible, but this didn't destroy to story for me. I must admit to knowing very little about the Cuban Revolution, so it was nice to read a book set during this time period.