Book: In the Country We Love: My Family Divided
Author: Diane Guerrero with Michelle Burford
Genre: Memoir / Biography
ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!
Thank you to the publisher, St. Martin’s Griffin for sending me a copy of this book. This in no way affects my thoughts about it.
This was the first memoir I’ve ever read, and I’m so glad I did.
This follows the life of the amazing Diane Guerrero and not only how her parents were deported, but also, how she became the woman she is today.
I was so interested in this memoir because it’s about immigration and how some people value the little things more than anything. I’m puerto rican and even though we are part of the United States, immigration is a topic that hits me really hard. Diane Guerrero’s life is an eye opener for all of us. This memoir inspired me to never give up even when life isn’t working in my favor. We are capable of doing anything if we really wish to do so. It’s really sad to realize how not a lot of people know about how big immigration is, and how often kids are left alone in the United States while their parents are deported back to their country.
I’ve been always afraid to read memoirs because I think they’re going to have a complex writing style. This memoir wasn’t like that; the writing style was really easy to follow and it wasn’t monotonous. Every chapter had a little bit of information and details about her parents, and about Diane’s personal life and deep thoughts.
As I said, I really enjoyed this memoir. It does have its sad chapters, but in a way some chapters make you happy because Diane accomplished a lot of things even though she only had herself, and that inspire you to become the best version of yourself.
I do recommend this to everyone who wants to know a little bit more about immigration, and wants to feel inspire to do big things. It was absolutely amazing!
Again, thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy.
I hope you all enjoy this review. If you’ve read it, let me know your thoughts about it in the comments.
Thank you so much for reading. Until next time, xoxo.