Maddie's Books Blog

The Circuit - Francisco Jimenez

   I believe that in the book, The Circuit, Francisco Jimenez wanted to share from his point of view and others about Mexican Immigration and what it's like having to get through that rough period of time for them. His point was to show and explain his experiences through him as a young boy and his family's perspective. I believe this because in the book Jimenez explains "... to voice the experiences of a large sector of our society that has been frequently ignored." (pg. 115) 


  The charater Panchito reminds me of my uncle. He is a very strong, determined, focused, and positive person. He reminds me of the charater Panchito because they both share many similarites. Both of them are very understanding when things don't go as planned, and both at a young age dealed with a lot of moving and that came with many struggles. 


    I can definetly say that I enjoyed this book because I can feel for him and relate to some of his feelings. I knew I liked this book from the second or third chapter where the reality and depth of what he was going through really sank in. The way that the author explained the experiences of school and moving helped me make my decision that I liked the book. I'm very glad I got the oppurtunity to read and experience Francisco Jimenez stories in The Circuit.

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