What is the impetus that sets a mind in motion, drives ambition, and sets the soul ablaze? It is this journey to enrichment and enlightenment that we take with Guaimi, a young Latino man, on fire for change in an ever-changing world, whose desire to grow knows no bounds.
Faced with adversity and stereotypical prejudice, Guaimi realizes he has but two choices: He can either remain society’s pawn, being moved about in a controlled this-is-where-you-belong kind of way, or he can step off the board and make his own bold moves.
Let his path excite you into change – you might be surprised at the possibilities!
The idea behind the story was a great one. However, the author had difficulty delivering. I felt like I was being dragged in several different directions all at once. The story telling was not clear and concise. I was often left confused and wondering what exactly was happening in this story.
I really struggled with finishing this book. I hate to stop reading a book just in case it might start to get better. Unfortunately, this one did not.
In fact, I had to read the book description a few times for the first part of the story. The main character of the story isn’t introduced until part way through the book. And for most of the time during that initial time of “getting to know" him”, he was known as flaco. To the point that I had even forgotten what his real name was until it was mentioned again later on.
The chapters were much too long. In the first chapter alone, Antares was married twice and had 3 children. The author kept jumping around in his story telling as well. He starts off by talking about one thing and then in the middle of them hunting, he jumps to another tale. It’s almost as if these should be remembrances of some of the characters, but they aren’t really written as such.
This is definitely a book that you should just continue walking past.
I received a complimentary copy of A Mind in Transformation as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. Visit dorrancebookstore.com to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.