Relationships between women are not always easy. This slightly gothic book proves it in a brilliant way.
We like novels that are unlike any other. And with this one, we must recognize having been served! Not only because it takes place in Ecuador, a country that we don't often have the opportunity to visit through books, but because the story and the way it is told are amazing to say the least.
Already, the beginning is quite special in itself: kidnapped by Miss Clara, her literature teacher, the young and pretty Fernanda will wake up arms and legs tied in a small gloomy cabin lost in the depths of the forest.
It remains to be seen why she was thus kidnapped and of course, this is what will be calmly explained to us in reverse over the course of the chapters.
It all probably started with this abandoned building in Guayaquil where Fernanda and her five best friends used to meet outside of school hours. In there, far from the gaze of adults, they could show themselves in their true light and do pretty much what they wanted. Which sometimes resulted in some pretty extreme experiences or challenges…
As for Miss Clara, commonly called “Madame Bovary Latina” by her students, it would not be wrong to say that she had some small psychological problems from the start. To name one, she dressed exactly like her late mother. /p>
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