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Each Of Us A Desert, by Mark Oshiro

richieeeee's review against another edition

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5.0

4.5 feels like a hug

madisonham's review against another edition

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

tiniestmite's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

bookwisp86's review against another edition

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3.0

The story and characters were interesting but I just couldn't get into it. It felt like everything was a little distant, like someone was describing a movie to me without me having seen it. Also I have no Spanish speaking skills so the language threw me off. That's on me though, it says in the books description that it's a bilingual book.

narratricenessa's review against another edition

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emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

3.25

I really loved how this book was written, the language is beautiful and I adored the unapologetic use of Spanish directly in the text without any translation or explanation (except when the author translated the poems). The story was interesting, although some choices surprised me. The characters were a like, rather than a love. It was an enjoyable read. 

dlrosebyh's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.75

Xochitl is condemned to travel the desert by herself while telling the tales of her unhappy hamlet to its parched winds. Her solitary company is provided by the wonderful stars overhead and mysterious lines of poetry that appear magically scattered across sand dunes. Her only wish is to connect with someone who shares her values.

One night, Emilia, the icy and stunning daughter of the town's merciless conqueror, comes into the world, fulfilling Xo's wish. However, when the two embark on a fantastical voyage over the desert, they discover that their hearts might be compatible. If only they can make it through the nighttime terrors that seem like nightmares.

I see why everyone loved this book, but my timing was off. Not because the plot wasn't intriguing, but rather because I've been having a terrible reading slump, I found myself skimming through a lot of it. I think it's a nice book overall—it has a flawed hero, a wholesome conclusion, lyrical writing, and a clever plot twist—but my slump really sapped the fun out of it for me.

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zoes_human's review against another edition

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hopeful
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

kdeutsch's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

the_wendybirb's review against another edition

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adventurous hopeful inspiring reflective tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

I really enjoyed this story! It was a little long for my taste, but the story itself was great.

tree_star's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring mysterious reflective sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0


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