Ana is a 15 year-old Mexican girl who leads a tough life. Her mother is always on her. Her family doesn't have much money, but her best friends' families have more money. She's extremely jealous of them. When she gets an opportunity to go to California, she goes to Hermosa Beach, where she lives with a very nice family that is poorer than she expects. Her view of her life changes radically. When she gets back to Mexico, she sees everything in a different light.
- less than 250 unique words; total word count: 6000
- 45 pages of text
- written in present tense
- Neutral Spanish with several Latin-American characteristics.
- setting: Mexico (Tepic) and California
"Pobre Ana is the first novel written specifically in line with the philosophy of natural language acquisition through TPRS, and has since been a great favorite by students of all ages."
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