Under the mesquite

Under the mesquite
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  • Lupita Finds Out Her Mom Has Cancer 
  • Mr.Cortes Helping Lupita Getting Rid of Her Accent 
  • The Day Lupita Turns Ffteen
  • When Lupita was eavesdropping on her moms conversation with her friend Lupita found out that she has cancer. On page 16 it says , "Chismosa!" Mami chastises me when she catches me eavesdropping on her comadres". After that her mom finds out she was listening and has to explain every thing to Lupita.
  • Mami and Her Roses 
  • When Lupita joined drama she had a accent and Mr.Cortez wanted to help her get rid of her accent . Mr.Cortez gave her blow pops to help her out. on page 67 Mr.Cortez says, "if your serious about this, and i think you are, then you need to lose your accent". Meaning how if Lupita wants to stay in drama then she'll have to have an american accent.
  • Lupita being put in charge
  • On December 12 it was Lupitas birthday and that was the day she was turning fifteen, and the day she would have her quinceanera. " Mami wakes me up by singing "Las mananitas" at my bedside and hugging me so hard, I think i might burst a lung" page 69.On her fifteenth birthday its very important because she would be turning into a lady insetead of being a teen. 
  • Lupitas family struggling with money and with Mami going in and out if the hospital 
  • After Mami had her second time of her chemo treatment, she got to go home and attend her garden. Lupita explains how Mami's garden means a lot to her and how its very special to her. On page 104 to states "Evan thought the second round of chemo treatments is weakening her,Mami keeps tending her garden".  And this comes to show how that after the chemo treatment Mami is stl being life herself and still doing the things she loves
  • After Lupitas dad decides to leave her in charge and go watch her mom Lupita is left in charge with all the kids and have to make sure they do there chores and make sure they do to sleep and eat. For Lupita its very hard fro her to control them because they wont listen or do their chores. "My wayward sister Analiza taunts me as she runs away from me".With Lupita in charge and with no parents to help to watch Lupita is on her own with all of her siblings.
  • With Mami being in chemo treatment again times are getting harder for Lupita and her family. They don't have a lot of money to pay for the hospital bill and also pay fro food. and for Lupitas dad things are getting stress full and sad watching his wife come in and out of the hospital and also not being ale to pay from stuff."Through an open eye I watch Papi, who is sitting on the edge of the bed. He lefts through the record books of accounts that are as empty as our refrigerator.Then he hangs his head and cries"(page 110).
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