A NovelBook - 2013
"A young girl tells the story of her family's tragic demise using a deck of cards of the eponymous Latin American game of chance. With her older sister Estrella in the ICU and her father in jail, eleven-year-old Luz Castillo has been taken into the custody of the state. Alone in her room, she retreats behind a wall of silence, writing in her journal and shuffling through a deck of lotería cards. Each of the cards' colourful images - mermaids, bottles, spiders, death, and stars - sparks a random memory. Pieced together, these snapshots bring into focus the joy and pain of the young girl's life, and the events that led to her present situation. But just as the story becomes clear, a breathtaking twist changes everything. Beautiful full-colour images of lotería cards are featured throughout this intricate and haunting novel."--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2013.
Characteristics: 272 pages :,colour illustrations ;,20 cm