The author by the name of Guadalupe Garcia McCall and she makes it easy for the reader to see through the eyes of a girl named Lupita who has a hard home and school life in Under the Mesquite.
The main characters include Lupita, Mami, Papi and Mr. Cortez. The setting of the book is at Lupitas school, and at their homes in Mexico and Texas. It is all very serious and very intriguing with all of the conflict that happens.
I like that the writing style gives you all the information about the book that you need without the lengthy paragraphs like other books. I also like how it doesn't take a long time to read.
A quote in the book that represents the tone of the book is, “I don’t understand why you’re giving up on this. Where’s your gumption, your passion?” and it represents the tone of the book because there may be some lows in your life, but you have to push through them, you can’t give up, you have to push them aside to achieve something great.
Under the Mesquite is a great book to read if you don’t know what to read and if you like books that aren’t too long and lengthy. I would’ve never thought that I’d love it as much as I do and I think everyone can love it if they read it. It isn’t too long or too short so it can suit everyone’s preferences with length. It also felt like I was in their house and Lupitas school, looking through her eyes and seeing and hearing everything she heard. I encourage everyone who loves plot twists and turns to read the book because there are a lot of times where those happen, but there are also a lot of times where you can guess what happens so it doesn’t get too confusing or as emotional as it could be if there wasn’t.
Under the Mesquite has won many awards, 9 of them! I definitely recommend it!