Being a proud Puerto Rican myself I felt it was my moral obligation to read this book, although I'm not really politically or judicially inclined. I have to say, I found Sonia's spirit and determination admirable. There's something so warming about her character, and I found myself often wishing she was my aunt. There's something about her that reminds me of the Puerto Rican sisterhood that is so special in the hearts of all Boricuas. I bet when you hug her she feels all soft, and has the aroma of those old fashioned powdery compacts. She has the sweetest smile and the kindest eyes. You can tell she's has a good heart, and she's true blue through and through. With that being said, I felt the story of her childhood was a bit too detailed for my taste, although I do find the value in it as a piece of inspirational literature, not just for fellow Puerto Ricans, but for all minorities. I believe it's important for them to see that no matter who you are, where you come from or how you grew up, you can become whoever you want to be. It would be a true honor for me if I could someday just be able to shake her hand, if only for just a brief moment in passing.
This book is more of a 3.50 rating for me.