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Jan 20, Alethea rated it really liked it. Aruguti writing, though absolutely true, reads like a world of magical realism. The events of war that she experienced as a child were so horrendous, her family so full of characters that could have walked out of an Allende book, the marvels of her mountain rainforest home so cinematic in presentation, that the tragedies that arise in Shattered Paradise are felt on a profound level. Brothers and sisters were torn from the family to fight in a cause that had little to do with them. The pristi Ms.
The pristine beautiful of their homeland was destroyed. Arguti faced hunger, the disintegration of all she held dear, but then, as an immigrant to the United States, finds the ability to look back on her experiences with compassion and gentleness. Arguti now teaches elementary school and raises a family who has the security that was wrenched from her.
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Jun 17, Lauren Miertschin rated it it was amazing. Shattered Paradise is a bitter-sweet memoir -- sweet for how it shows us Nicaraguan life through the eyes of a child, bitter for what that young child had to witness as war overtook her country. While Ileana listened the town center clock ring out Fur Elise as the hours passed, I was a young girl practicing those same notes on the piano. I had no ideas about the joys of the rain forest. I was oblivious about of the plight of the Nicaraguan. Shattered Paradise is beautifully written, bringing to Shattered Paradise is a bitter-sweet memoir -- sweet for how it shows us Nicaraguan life through the eyes of a child, bitter for what that young child had to witness as war overtook her country.
Shattered Paradise is beautifully written, bringing to light how the unseen, the child, takes on the ravages of war. When you read Shattered Paradise you will be so taken by Ileana's family and their plight, you will want to know what happened afterwards -- without giving away the ending what happened after the story of Illeana's Shattered Paradise.
Jul 08, Julia Amante rated it it was amazing. A timely memoir set in Central America's, Nicaragua. Araguti writes from the point of view of her younger self, letting the reader experience the changes to her country as she herself lived it. Perhaps the most appealing part of the book, is that it reads like a novel. The setting is so lovingly described pre-war that as readers, we can feel, smell and be there. I had to often remind myself that the people she wrote about where not characters in a book, but real people who experienced repeated A timely memoir set in Central America's, Nicaragua.
I had to often remind myself that the people she wrote about where not characters in a book, but real people who experienced repeated tragedies. I love when a book teaches me something new - in this case history since I regrettably know little about Nicaragua - and also touches my heart. Araguti managaged both. Jan 22, Ana rated it it was amazing. This is actually a very well-written book with a heart-wrenching story, but perhaps might not appear easy to read to the average reader because of its creative Latin twists and turns.
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Shattered Paradise: Memoirs of a Nicaraguan War Child by Ileana Araguti
She camouflages her past well with joyous laughter. She loves living life to the fullest. Her writings are intended for inspiration and awareness. Araguti is a graduate from the University of California, Riverside. She is currently an educator, a writer, wife, and a mother of a son and a daughter. She enjoys traveling with her family and resides in Southern California. Some of her work has been published in Spain.