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Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies

yosemabel, February 11, 2011

"Like water for chocolate"

My first impression of the novel was that I thought it was an awfully dull book and also an extremely confusing with all of the recipes that are included in the novel. In the first couple of chapters they talked about this tradition that the De La Garza family had. The tradition was that, the youngest daughter of the family has to take care of the mother until she dies. I thought that was rather a strange tradition. That is how the whole story opens.

By the end of the book, however, I had a completely different opinion. By the end, I think that it is an excellent book! Since it was about a love story, I thought it was going to have a happy ending. I would never have thought that this book would end the way it did. I thought it was going to have an ending like a typical love story, but this wasn’t the case. My favorite part of the novel was when Esperanza and Alex grew up together and end up marrying one another. My least favorite part of the book was when Pedro decided to marry Rosaura, which is Tita's older sister. Even though Pedro married Rosaura to be near Tita, I still fell bad for Tita, because she had to see how the love of her life was marrying her older sister and also having children with her. That was my least favorite part.

In my opinion I thought that they should have left out the sexual parts of the book. The thing that I thought was missing in the novel was the reason why Mama Elena treated Tita so badly. Even though it was Tita’s responsibility to care for her mom until she dies, Mama Elena was cruel to her. I think it was because Tita wasn’t the daughter of the man she truly loved, and so that's why she treated her the way she did. The book doesn't really menssions the reason why her treatment towards her. Overall the book was incredible, I really enjoyed reading it.
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