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  Breaking Through by Francisco Jimenez

Review by: Poppy S.
Connecticut, Grade 7

It gave a realistic view of life as a migrant worker.

Breaking Through is an autobiography told through Francisco Jiménez’s eyes as a young boy. The book is based on the true story of one boy’s long path to a successful career. However, he faces many obstacles. Growing up in a poor family that makes their living by working in the fields, there is little value for education. His father firmly believes that only rich people can go to college, even though Francisco dreams of becoming a teacher. He faces discrimination and humiliation, but still manages to persevere.

Personally, I did not particularly like the book. I don’t normally read non-fiction, and this book was especially boring. It was made up of many little events, never one exact thing. The whole book was a long and somewhat dreary path to college. I could not relate to any of the characters at all, so I couldn’t sympathies with them. Overall, I did not enjoy Breaking Through.

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