The Last of the Menu Girls - Study Guide Shooting Stars Summary & Analysis

Denise Chavez
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Growing up, Rocio spends summers in Texas with her mother's relatives, an aunt, two cousins, and her grandmother. Here, Rocio meets Eloisa, a distant relative who is sixteen and with whom she is able to move about the small town freely, for long walks and conversations. Rocio idolizes Eloisa, until, on evening, in the movie theatre with little sister Mercy, she sees Eloisa with other friends, smoking and allowing a man to paw at her shoulders. The illusion of Eloisa as the perfect beautiful virgin is shattered.

Back home in New Mexico, Rocio encounters Diana, a more pure Eloisa, an older "sister" who Rocio can easily idolize. She is kind, beautiful, and a virgin, a wonderful mentor who is full of happiness and zest for life. Diana's one fault is her inability to speak well, and Rocio's other friends are dismissive and critical for this...

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