Plantains and the Seven Plagues Paz Ellis (Book Review #742)

Plantains and the seven plagues is a memoir written about the author’s life, her struggles from childhood and living at her bi-cultural home. The book begins with Paz living in New Jersey and how many times she moves from one home to another. Paz’s relationship with her family is a healthy one, and she is very much attached and loves her mother.

There are moments of grief and humorous flashes mentioned in the book that makes the reader bond and connect with the author. The memoir felt like you are having a private moment with the author as she is pouring her heart out, telling you about what’s it been like growing up.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I particularly enjoyed the cross-cultural references and her trans-generational journey. Paz is half-Dominican and Half-Cuban. The book is profoundly heartfelt, and the author describes her journey and emotions very well.

Memoirs are special because they carry authenticity and personal information that can represent a lesson or a meaning to someone else’s life. It is a novel approach since only the author has been through yet; it is relatable for others who have had similar encounters, and because of that, this book is unique.

I recommend this book to people who like reading Biographies, memoirs and multicultural tales.

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