REVIEW ✓ Luchador

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Each week Gabriel Romero’s drive to Sunday mass takes him past “El Ángel” the golden statue at the heart of Mexico City that haunts his memories and inspires his future Spurred by the memory of his parents Gabriel is drawn to the secretive world of lucha libre where wrestling performance art and big busine. Cabrón is spelled with a b Always In every context In every collouial use of itWhichever incompetent person says otherwise is plain wrongSincerelyUna mexicana ue sabe como chingados se escriben las palabras en su propio idioma mejor ue tú Incluso las ue son slang güeyedit to addI've heard that both author and publisher are correcting mistakes which is commendable but still doesn't justify the errors I'm really glad though that the concerns regarding language were taken seriously

SUMMARY Luchador

LuchadorSs collideUnder the conflicting mentorships of one of lucha libre’s famed gay exótico wrestlers and an ambitious young luchador whose star is on the rise Gabriel must choose between traditions which ground him but may limit his future and the lure of sex and success that may compromise his independence Surroun. To state it plainly I’ll put this out there Luchador is an absolute must read I have been a big fan of Finnegan’s since Sotto Voce which I’ve re read many times Luchador too will go into my re read several times in the future pile Finnegan is a gifted storyteller whose attention to detail finely crafts both plot and setting She sets the scene for readers very carefully and beautifully – I always feel like I am seeing the setting of each scene with the characters This is no small feat because I’m not very good at visualizing things I think that without this skill there would be no way to successfully pull of the description of the actual Lucha matches Finnegan choreographs them so well I felt like a spectator There were some where I was on the metaphorical seat of my pants cheering and on one occasion crying For readers concerned that the Lucha aspect of the book won’t appeal to them I have to say even if it doesn’t this book is rich with so many many things that make it special One the cast of characters We are invited into Gabriel’s new world into the intrigue drama love and heartbreak that bring a group of athletes who perform only for love of their sport who depend on one another for safety and support For readers who love found families in novels this will not disappoint I loved Gabriel’s coming of age It was a treat to get to watch him grow to come into his own; it was refreshing to have a character go through these transitions but with conviction that bore him through sticking to what he wanted and how he wanted to do it all along The build up to the romantic plot was really well done as well – because we see the learning and growing and mistakes one must make before they can really know what they want and who they are – and those things are vital to healthy and good relationships This book is not your traditional romance; it’s a book to linger over and one to savor It’s a book you slip into love with and want to stay with long after it’s over

Erin Finnegan ´ 8 REVIEW

REVIEW ✓ Luchador é ❮Download❯ ➿ Luchador ➺ Author Erin Finnegan – Each week Gabriel Romero’s drive to Sunday mass takes him past “El Ángel” the golden statue at the heart of Mexico City that haunts his memories and inspires his future Spurred by the memory of Each week Gabriel Romero’s drive to SDed by a makeshift family of wrestlers Gabriel charts a course to balance ambition sexuality and faith to find the future that may have been destined for him since childhoodFrom the author of Sotto Voce a coming of age story about finding your identity behind a mask Named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of. A rich phenomenal look at the culture of Mexico the beauty of the lucha libre spectacle the struggles of maintaining self identity the push and pull of relationships the strength amongst obstacles a varied view of romances and a purely wonderful look at diversity and the love it can create Luchador does than just maintain a reader's attention It creates a world that you absorb relish and find a difficult time separating from the lines of realityErin Finnegan takes what is largely considered a flash and awe style of wrestling and transforms it by taking you through the raw depths of what lucha libre means not only the narrator but also the people surrounding him Gabriel's refusal to be a humorous joke to please the crowd pulls at the heartstrings of any person who was given a label for society's beliefs rather than your own Finnegan's ability to show the ups and downs on the wrestling lifestyle feels pure and her appreciation for the craft shows in the details of her writingThe most alluring portion of the novel for me was the look at sexuality and the gimmicks placed on it Gabriel's ability to overcome his labels and follow his ambitions uncompromised gave me a sense of hope for what can be done when we refuse to allow others to dictate our success based on a stereotypeI cannot praise this novel enough A great read that left me feeling empowered afterward