The Fortune of Carmen Navarro (Paperback)

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Carmen Navarro rings up customers at the Quikmart, bored to tears. It's a job, and she needs it. But Carmen's true love is music: she dropped out of high school to sing with the Gypsy Lovers and land a recording contract, someday.
Just a few miles away, Ryan Sweeney hunches over his books, a studious cadet with his eye on West Point. There's not a single girl at the Valley Forge Military Academy, and that's fine by him.
But when Ryan, on a day pass from campus, spots Carmen, with her shining black hair and snake tattoo, his pulse quickens. Carmen, who normally rolls her eyes at the stiff Academy "soldados, " can tell this one is different. She slips him a note: Come hear my band. A romance begins, unlikely, passionate . . . and quickly imbalanced. In an enthralling narrative of obsessive love, the novel builds to a stunning close.
Inspired by the novella and opera "Carmen, " Jen Bryant creates a strong-minded and alluring heroine in this contemporary tale of tragic love.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Jen Bryant has written numerous books for young readers, including A Splash of Red (Knopf), Georgia's Bones, and A River of Words (both Eerdmans), as well as the acclaimed novel-in-verse The Trial (Random House). She lives in Pennsylvania.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375850974
ISBN-10: 037585097X
Publisher: Ember
Publication Date: November 8th, 2011
Pages: 232
Language: English