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Jesusita by Ronald L. Ruiz
I was sent a free copy of Jesusita by Ronald L. Ruiz for free in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of Jesusita by Ronald L. Ruiz.
Ronald L. Ruiz
Ronald L. Ruiz knew he wanted to become an author at the young age of 17 when he finished reading Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. Ronald L. Ruiz went to law school after he graduated high school, but he quickly found that practicing criminal defense was not for him. He instead turned to his first career choice of writing and became an author when his first book Happy Birthday Jesús.
Since then Ronald L. Ruiz has written many books including:
- A Lawyer
- The Big Bear
- Giuseppe Rocco
- Happy Birthday Jesus
First off as I wrote at the top in the disclaimer "I was sent a free copy of Jesusita by Ronald L. Ruiz for free in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of Jesusita by Ronald L. Ruiz."
Ronald L. Ruiz has a wonderful writing voice, the story flows wonderfully and the perspective changes are beautifully done. Ronald L. Ruiz did a wonderful job with the different stories, but my favorite of them all is the story that follows Jesusita. Jesusita is a woman who is struggling with poverty with her four children of various ages after her husband was killed when he was hit with a car.
Jesusita moves at a fast pace that keeps the reader reading until the very end. I enjoyed the fact that Jesusita by Ronald L. Ruiz moves along instead of getting caught up in little details. Jesusita by Ronald L. Ruiz is a very good read, but it is also sad. For those who find it difficult to read about child abuse and neglect even if it eventually changes for the better should avoid this book. Jesusita beats her children both with her fists and later with a strap for stupid things and one of her children turn to prostitution at a young age. Thankfully none of these scenes are particularly graphic and there is no full out sex scenes.
Overall I am glad that I read Jesusita by Ronald L. Ruiz, but I did find myself crying at a few points and feeling awful for the poor children. I kept wishing that Jesusita by Ronald L. Ruiz would be more positive and less abuse filled, but the book carries important messages and lessons for everyone.