Kalamiti Sol, a 15-year-old member of The Crew, a gang of young criminals who live on the streets of Chicago, has a tough life. Her world is turned upside down, however, when she is sentenced to a juvenile detention center for auto theft. Kalamiti’s grandmother, Nonna, picks her up from juvie on her sixteenth birthday and drives her to her house in San Jose, California. It wasn’t long before Kalamiti was enrolled in high school, where she excelled at playing the piano. It’s hard to believe the feelings she feels for Lucas when he returns to her life after a long absence. Karen Vega’s novel, The Girl Without a Sun, is a slice-of-life novel for young adult.
If you’re a fan of well-written coming-of-age stories, you’ll enjoy The Girl with No Sol. Vega’s tale of a young street girl’s struggles and eventual integration into society as a whole will tug at your heartstrings and keep you glued to your seat until the very end. There are many layers and nuanced details in this story, which makes it feel like a real-life drama. You’ll quickly fall in love with Kalamiti thanks to her witty, charming, and generous personality. The story’s narrative thrust is derived from the author’s relationships with her friends and family. Favorite scenes were those between Lucas and Nonna. It’s hard not to recommend The Girl with No Sol to anyone who enjoys a good slice-of-life story.
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Karen Vega is a Mexican American author. Taking in everything she sees and hears is how she gets her ideas for new works of fiction. Her first work of young adult fiction, The Girl with No Sol, was published in 2012. Karen was born and raised in a Chicago suburb, but now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to being flutist, she holds a bachelor of music degree. In her spare time, she likes to meditate, drink tea and coffee, and spend time outdoors with her family. With her wit, charm, and kind heart, she’ll win you over with her ability to make you laugh even in the most serious of situations. The story’s narrative thrust is derived from the author’s relationships with her friends and family. Favorite scenes were those between Lucas and Nonna. It’s hard not to recommend The Girl with No Sol to anyone who enjoys a good slice-of-life story.