The Gotta-Have-It Book of the Month: The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters by Lorraine López
‘How come you’re talking in Spanish?’ pipes Cary.
Loretta and Rita can be so stubborn I have to pound bruises into their arms, but at least they know when to keep quiet. Not Cary. He’s the all-time, family champion, blabbermouth king of the living pests, and no amount of sibling brutality can stop his questions. I give the old man credit for being patient with the kid. When he’s fed up, Dad just says, as he does now, ‘I do not know, I just do not know.’
When my father parks the car, he tells the younger kids to go inside and get something to eat. I reach for the door handle, but Dad grabs my arm. ‘Espérate.’
So I stay put, my head bowed like I’m about to receive a blessing, or a blow.
Available: October 1, 2008