The Liars of Mariposa Island review ✓ E-book or Kindle E-pub

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summary Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Jennifer Mathieu Ildren And the summer of promises to be extra special when she meets JC the Liars of Mariposa MOBI #241 new boy in town whose kisses make Elena feel like she’s been transported to a new worldJoauin Finney can’t imagine why anyone would want to come to Mariposa Island He just graduated from high school and dreams about going. I mostly wanted to try this because I was such a big fan of Moxie This is a book in a very different vein and so unsurprisingly perhaps it didn't work nearly as well for me

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The Liars of Mariposa Island review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ò [PDF / Epub] ★ The Liars of Mariposa Island By Jennifer Mathieu – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk From the author of Moxie comes a stunning novel told in three voices about the lies families tell to survive Every year summer begins when the Callahans To California to find his father and escape his mother’s manipulation The Liars of Mariposa Island follows siblings Elena and Joauin with flashbacks to their mother's experience as a teenage refugee fleeing the Cuban revolutionJennifer Mathieu’s multilayered novel explores the nature of secrets lies and fierce destructive lo. A very different book from Jennifer Mathieu but I’m grateful to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this prior to publicationThe ARC I received has the simple title ‘The Liars’ and this definitely indicates characters could be given this title than the family of three we predominantly focus onThe majority of the story focuses on 17 year old Elena and her attempts to carve a life for herself away from the controlling behaviour of her mother Her older brother Jouain is allowed to work and go out at night but he recognises their mother’s behaviour is abusive and does what he can to support Elena in her attempts to develop her own life With nobody else to support him though Jouain doesn’t know what to do to improve their situationAlongside the story of these two and the summer that starts to signal change we get the background to their mother’s life It is jarring at first but the details about her wealthy home in Cuba and the change in lifestyle when she’s sent alone to America do explain at least in part some of her actionsNothing is really resolved by the end of the book for Elena but the circumstances around Jouain do give some hope that things might change in time

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The Liars of Mariposa IslandFrom the of Mariposa PDFEPUB #231 author of Moxie comes a stunning novel told in three voices about the lies families tell to survive Every year summer begins when the Callahans arrive on Mariposa Island The Liars ePUB #8608 That’s when Elena Finney gets to escape her unstable controlling mother by babysitting for their two ch. I was so excited when I got my hands on a review copy of this book because I loved Moxie but this was nothing like that book To put it nicely this just didn't work for me This was a character driven story centered around lost and hopeless characters stuck in an unhealthy home environment and the effects that situation has on their lives outside the home as well as their hopes or lack thereof for their futures and potential happiness It's a book that deals with lots of disappointments and addictions and abuse and sadness It's a hard book to read in places and readers should go in knowing it's dark and unhappy and difficult to read I thought I was going to be reading a book about family drama and lies and dysfunctional families And that I got But what I was really hoping for was something that was different from other books I've read about dysfunctional families Similar to how Moxie brought a different feeling to YA feminist characters Something that had to say about the lies we tell each other and ourselves and how one lie can have such a huge impact on so many people But this really was a just a book about all of the lies this family tells each other There was one big lie I didn't see coming and another that I did and was kind of disappointed in how it was found out We get to read from both Elena and Joauin's POVs and also get chapters about their mother's past It was interesting reading about how they ended up where they are but I'm just not a fan of books where people just avoid and lie and hate each other and then the book ends There is no conclusion no happy ending though I wasn't really expecting that and what seems like no way out for Elena And I'm not even sure she'd want one But I like books to have a bit of closure And this one just didn't have that for meIf you like books that leave a lot of uestions open and provide no resolutions for almost anything this one might be for you If you like books that talk about messed up families and drunk mothers and unhappy children and pretty much everything depressing you might like this one than I did If you don't mind reading books with unlikeable characters and constant lies but nothing really happens this might be one for you If not I'd stay away I know it's worked for a lot of people so you might enjoy it too but it just didn't work for me Also it's historical fiction not contemporaryAlso I know this is weird to put in a review but the Callahan's kids' names are Jennifer and Matthew and every time I saw that I was so distracted by it But I think that's just me Thank you to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review