Saturday, June 23, 2012
The Dreamer by Pat Muñoz-Ryan
Munoz-Ryan uses beautiful language and flowing images to give the reader a glimpse into the life of Neftali Reyes (a.k.a. Pablo Neruda), and the sacrifices he had to make to follow his dreams. Although the story is a work of fiction, she incorporates factual events and characters to add substance to the ambiguous details surrounding Neruda's life.
Overall, this book drags in a lot of places, and uses too much symbolism to make sense to young readers (without guidance).