This character, featured on Lizet's journey home for Thanksgiving, represents upward mobility and the world of academia that Lizet is now becoming immersed within.
These objects represent misinterpretation regarding a person's economic background.
This character in the novel, based upon a real-life individual, represents the political divide between Cuban-Americans and Cubans.
This suburb where the protagonist grew up with her family is not known for academic success in its schools.
This neighborhood in Miami is where Lizet's mother and sister moved just before she left for college.
This object is given to Lizet by Omar as a symbol of their future together.
This is the institution where Lizet goes to study, much to the surprise of her family whom she did not inform of her application.
This setting is where Lizet's father moves after...
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