Misson Valley versus Bayshore, both near San Francisco California yet worlds apart. Well-educated and maybe selfless, maybe selfish Letty gives birth to Alex and hides that from his birth father. Scrambling to get by, she works 2 and 3 jobs to provide for the baby and her parents while her parents care for Alex and later Luna. At the beginning of the novel, Letty’s parents move on to make a life for themselves back in Mexico. Letty, Luna and Alex flounder in the Bay area as they need to establish themselves as a new family unit.
It took some work to get into the story for the first 2-3 chapters. I’m glad I stuck with it, though, because I enjoyed the author’s depth of character given to Alex and Letty. One thing that struck me was the difference that a neighborhood can make in the education of a child.
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions.