Daniel, a 16 year-old American boy wants to enter a photography contest. He goes to Ecuador to visit his Ecuadorian-American relatives. While there, he must deal with various culturally challenging situations. On a day trip he meets Carmen, a girl with exceptional eyes. He wants to photograph her, but when he tries to find her again, she seems to have disappeared.
The author, Verónica Moscoso, is Ecuadorian and an award-winning filmmaker, author and journalist. In 2011, Verónica earned a masters degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Her thesis A Wild Idea, is a short documentary film screening in more than 30 film festivals around the world and receiving eight awards of merit and distinction. This movie remains as a significant contribution to understanding one of the most dramatic environmental initiatives to date.
- 47 pages of text
- written in first person singular and in past tense, with regular use of the subjunctive
- Neutral Spanish with several typical Ecuadorian words and expressions.
- setting: Ecuador (Quito, Otavalo, Islas Galápagos)
"I like the fact that this book was written by an Ecuadorian author, so that it offers a genuine picture of the country and its people."
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