Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Review

Co-written by sisters Maika and Maritza Moulite, and told in epistolary style through letters, articles, emails, and diary entries, this exceptional debut novel captures a sparkling new voice and irrepressible heroine in a celebration of storytelling sure to thrill fans of Nicola Yoon, Ibi Zoboi and Jenna Evans Welch!

When a school presentation goes very wrong, Alaine Beauparlant finds herself suspended, shipped off to Haiti and writing the report of a lifetime…

You might ask the obvious question: What do I, a seventeen-year-old Haitian American from Miami with way too little life experience, have to say about anything?

Actually, a lot.

Thanks to “the incident” (don’t ask), I'm spending the next two months doing what my school is calling a "spring volunteer immersion project.” It’s definitely no vacation. I’m toiling away under the ever-watchful eyes of Tati Estelle at her new nonprofit. And my lean-in queen of a mother is even here to make sure I do things right. Or she might just be lying low to dodge the media sharks after a much more public incident of her own…and to hide a rather devastating secret.

All things considered, there are some pretty nice perks…like flirting with Tati’s distractingly cute intern, getting actual face time with my mom and experiencing Haiti for the first time. I’m even exploring my family’s history—which happens to be loaded with betrayals, superstitions and possibly even a family curse.

You know, typical drama. But it's nothing I can't handle.

Title:Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
Edition Language:English

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    Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Reviews

  • Katie B

    There were two reasons I wanted to read this book. The first being I just really adore the book cover. I was also interested in Haiti as the book setting as it's not one I've come across very often in...

  • MissBecka

    This book was amazing!!! The plot was well fleshed out and the locations beautifully described.I loved the different mediums this story was delivered in...hand written letters, emails, texts, blog po...

  • Kay

    LOL. Finally doing this. I absolutely love this book! Easily, easily one of the best books I have read this year and one of the best in terms of Caribbean representation in YA. I love Alaine, who is s...

  • Nenia ?? Author of Filthy Trash and Unhinged Psychos ?? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestOh man, you guys. I wanted to love this book. I thought it did some great things, which I'll be talking about shortly, but it also came across a...

  • Sarah ?Goddess of Mischief?

    If you're thinking I'm just adding this book to my TBR because of the gorgeous black girl on the cover, then you are correct. (That synopsis is kind of hard to resist too)...

  • Tatiana

    3.5 starsDear Haiti, Love Alaine had as much promo at the ALA19 as Frankly in Love, and, for me, Moulite sisters' debut was a better fit.When it comes to contemporary YA, the voice and the POV are eve...

  • Sol ~ TheBookishKing

    This book took me surprise and I loved every second of it. It’s incredibly informative and fun and the fact that it’s an own voices book makes it 10x better! Dear Haiti, Love Alaine is about a Hai...

  • Obsidian

    I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review."Dear Haiti, Love Alaine" follows seventeen-year-old Haitian American Alaine. Alaine lives in Miami with her father and has ...

  • Acqua

    Dear Haiti, Love Alaine is a contemporary novel following a girl who is the daughter of divorced Haitian immigrants living in the US, and it's set both in the United States and in Haiti.I am always lo...

  • Karen

    I received this as an ARC from the publisher at the OLA Superconference.DNF at 75%. This review is a mess because my thoughts on this book are really contradictory. Bear with me.I think the book's bes...