This is the story of girl who has to evacuate Cuba when Castro took over the country. She comes to the U.S. Her parents were not allowed to leave the country so she has to live with a host family. They don't understand Spanish or some of her customs. She has to try to go to school and fit in. She misses her country from before and her parents. I haven't read a book from a Cuban refugee's POV before. I found it interesting. Also, I liked the little details like how they expected them to eat spicy Mexican food which is totally different from Cuban food (not spicy).