It's Not about the Accent

It s Not about the Accent Sporting a new name and an exotic new Latina flair she s ready for her college debut But is the luscious Carolina really better than plain Jane Caroline Sick and tired of her life in small town Ohio

  • Title: It's Not about the Accent
  • Author: Barbara Caridad Ferrer
  • ISBN: 9781416524915
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sporting a new name and an exotic new Latina flair, she s ready for her college debut But is the luscious Carolina really better than plain Jane Caroline Sick and tired of her life in small town Ohio completely boring with a side of dull college bound Caroline Darcy is determined to start fresh a new person And that means following in the footsteps of her lateSporting a new name and an exotic new Latina flair, she s ready for her college debut But is the luscious Carolina really better than plain Jane Caroline Sick and tired of her life in small town Ohio completely boring with a side of dull college bound Caroline Darcy is determined to start fresh a new person And that means following in the footsteps of her late Nana Ellie her witty and vibrant Cuban great grandmother with a glamorous, well traveled past Donning a seriously caliente new wardrobe and a vivacious persona to match, she becomes Carolina, a half Cuban aspiring actress ready for adventure.Once at school, everything goes according to plan Putting her primo acting skills to use, she flirts up Erik, a smooth talking frat guy with gorgeous baby blues who can t get enough of her exotic charm The only person who doesn t seem impressed by her Latina facade is Peter, a quiet, sweet Cuban guy from Miami But when Carolina gets in over her head and finds herself in a dangerous situation, it s Peter who comes to her rescue and leads her on a real adventure to discover the truth about Nana Ellie and her family It turns out that being boring old Caroline is way exciting than she ever could have imagined.

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    About “Barbara Caridad Ferrer”

    1. Barbara Caridad Ferrer

      Barbara Caridad Ferrer is a first generation, bilingual Cuban American, whose young adult debut, Adi s to My Old Life won the Romance Writers of America s 2007 RITA for Best Contemporary Single Title Romance as well as being named to the 2009 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults list, awarded by the ALA Her second novel, It s Not About the Accent was released in 2007 with Publisher s Weekly stating, this twisting book amply rewards readers She has also contributed to the anthology, Fifteen Candles 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and Other Quincea era Stories When the Stars Go Blue, a contemporary retelling of Bizet s Carmen won the 2011 International Latino Book Award for Best Young Adult Novel.

    435 thoughts on “It's Not about the Accent”

    1. Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadTooHow would you like to be able to reinvent yourself? That's exactly what Caroline Darcy does. The summer after graduation, she enrolls in a session at the University of Southern Ohio before her freshman fall semester. Once away from home, she decides to embrace her Cuban roots (all 1/8th of those roots) and become Carolina for the summer. She purchases a new upbeat wardrobe and dyes her blonder hair Havana brown. On her first evening at USO, she attends a gettin [...]


    2. Caro, from Ohio, has decided to be more intriguing for college. So she becomes Carolina--Cuban accent on the r--instead of Caroline. It’s not exactly a lie, more of an embellishment of the truth, paying homage to her Nana Ellie’s mysterious Cuban past. And the plan appears to be paying off, especially with relation to Erik and his fraternity friends.The latter, of course, are just an afterthought. Until three of them show up uninvited at her door, and Caro begins to wish, sincerely, that she [...]


    3. “It’s Not About the Accent” is a story about a girl named Caroline Darcy who starts college and really strives to reinvent her image and her persona. After discovering even more about her Cuban roots through her great grandmother, she tries to exhibit this through her personality, physical appearance and behavior. Ironically enough she is an aspiring actress. She meets a lot of new, notable people including Erik and Peter. Erik is someone who is charmed by her free-spirited, outgoing self [...]


    4. I chose this book because of its premise: a young girl exploits her Cuban heritage (she had a great-grandmother who immigrated from Cuba and settled in Ohio) when she goes off to college. She pretends she is half Cuban and insists on the Spanish pronunciation of her name (Carolina instead of Caroline). She wants to appear exotic and believes this will make her life more interesting. Ultimately, she suffers a traumatic experience that changes her outlook and leads her to appreciate her roots and [...]


    5. Caro wants an adventure and wants to be Cuban more than anything, but she finds that being herself is much better than lying. I appreciated that she grew and changed, but the connection with her great-grandmother's family did seem a bit contrived. I also kept getting the ages confused in my mind. It seemed that Nana Ellie was more a grandmother than a great-grandmother, especially since she lived so long (not an age mentioned, but just what age Caro was when Ellie died), and her younger sister a [...]


    6. This was an amazing and beautiful story about a girl named Caroline who is trying to find out who she is and what kind of person she wants to become. It follows her through college and the experiences she has there, all the while with a good friend named Peter--who I instantly fell in love with, because who wouldn't? He's a rescuer and a charmer.It's a great story about how she ends up finding her place in the world.


    7. Re-read this today after a long while. This book is obviously a product of the MTV of its time, because of the "new adult" problems thrown in. But the story shines way past those things. It's a great read about discovering yourself, great companions, family, and what matters. By the end of the book you'll cheer and feel great for having read it. Totally more than it's marketing and publisher. Outside of my usual book zone.


    8. A unique story that kept me reading, but kind of uneven in terms of writing and plot. Some sections were really excellent and insightful, and others make me roll my eyes at the author's attempt at 'teen speak'. I can't quite give it 4 stars, but there were a lot of good things about it. Multi-dimensional characters and a realistic and sweet love story are highlights.


    9. I checked this book out from the library and then decided the that I didn't want to read it so I was going to return it without having even opened the cover but at last minute I decided to give it a shot. Boy am I glad that I did this book was great. It had emotion, fun, sadness, and love. It was a really fun book to read. I am so so so glad that I read it.


    10. It's been some years since I read this, so I'm not going to rate it. But I wanted to note something I did appreciate: (view spoiler)[The scary situation the main character finds herself in is a rape. Not an attempted rape that her Cuban friend stops just in time, but an actual rape that leaves her shaken, but still a whole person. (hide spoiler)]


    11. A book about life and learning about yourself. I felt like I was there with Caroline on her adventure. While she was chasing her grandmothers fun and exciting life, she created her own kind of adventure filled with love, hurt, growing, and acceptance.


    12. A girl trying to figure out her identity, but along the way get's a little too rough. The story was very fast paced , next thing i knew it was already spring break and the last page i was on- was christmas time! I wish the author took her time explaining other characters and settings.





    13. I loved this! it had a strong message of just being your self, and finding out who you are, which is an idea that I'm really into right now.


    14. not a good sign when a rape subplot is by far the most compelling part of a novel meant to be about something else


    15. Not all that quality, but this one published by MTV Books ?? caught my eye. It did make me want to read more about the history of Cuba, but I think teens would like it more than I did.



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