Thursday, March 31, 2011
The Fortune of Carmen Navarro by Jen Bryant
Based on the opera "Carmen" this is a modern retelling of the story of the beautiful gypsy girl Carmen and the soldier who falls in love with her. Ryan is a straitlaced military school cadet when Carmen takes a fancy to him. Ryan is immediately in love and Carmen is infatuated too but only for a short while. Then she is ready to move on to the next boy she meets. But Ryan is unable to let go of her and his obsession grows, resulting in bad grades and even more destructive plans. Told from the points of view of Ryan, Carmen and their two best friends, this is a gripping story of love and tragedy.