A review by mjgarcia193
The Tiger Came to the Mountains by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

dark sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No
This short story saddened me, to be honest. The tiger, Cuca, the protagonist's gentle brother, her iron like mother, her soldier father. If you love animals, skip this. Seriously, RIP Cuca. I do think the author's note at the end was touching and made me think of the women who got me to where I am. Even still, the reminder that I had and still have opportunities they didn't, well, let's just say call the final feeling I had while reading this story "bittersweet."

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