|Title||:||The Diary of Baby Chulo: A Memoire In The Form Of A Novel by Barrera, Mr. Frankie Meza (2011) Paperback|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Number of Pages||:||572 Pages|
|File Size||:||978 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Diary of Baby Chulo: A Memoire In The Form Of A Novel by Barrera, Mr. Frankie Meza (2011) Paperback Reviews
Difficult subjects skillfully addressed by a courageous writer. Highly recommended.
Frankie Barrera's Diary of Baby Chulo is a poignant narrative of his experiences as a gay Latino teenager in San Francisco. The novel begins with the initial anguish of the realization that he is experiencing same sex attraction and subsequently goes on to trace his coming out process, his first encounters with the gay club scene, and eventually a relationship with what turns out to be the love of his life. One of the reasons I admire this book so much is that it deals with many tragic yet realistic experiences that can unfortunately be part of being a homosexual teenager including parental rejection, heartbreak, teen suicide, AIDS. Everyone who I have loaned this book to has cried at one point or another during the course of reading the novel, so it is definitely a touching story that will keep you reading until the very last page. If this review creates the impression that Diary of Baby Chulo is utterly sorrowful reading material, I should clarify that while the events towards the conclusion are sad, the novel also has a certain degree of hopefulness for the future and the possibility of achieving your dreams.
In The Diary of Baby Chulo, author Frank Barrera illustrates a young gay Latino man's quest for happiness. Along with prose, the novel includes beautiful poetry. The poetry can stand alone by itself. What makes the novel so enjoyable is the courageousness and truthfulness that jumps from the pages as I read. The author and I are the same age, and from reading the novel I was reminded that everything in life is all relative. Since I am Latina, I also enjoy the way Barrera describes his Latino household. It is amazing how different yet the same people can be and how this author uses his literature to illustrate that point. This is a great read!