Caramelo, or, Puro Cuento - Chapters 4-10 Summary & Analysis

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Getting into Mexico seems to take forever. Every year they cross the border, Celaya forgets how stark the differences are between the scenery in the U.S. and in Mexico, but her body always remembers. Celaya states that because she and her siblings are kids, they forget things, or people forget to tell them things, which is a way stories get altered. She has never forgotten the time when her hair was chopped off because her grandmother said it would help it grow back faster. Everyone ridiculed her, told her she was a chillona, or a cry-baby, and said she looked like a girl. This was the same time that her brother Rafa was left in Mexico to attend a military school, also at the suggestion of the Awful Grandmother. They finally arrive to the house and see the Awful Grandmother standing outside with her...

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