Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya, is an amazing coming of age story about a young boy named Antonio who is mentored by his loving cuaderna, Ultima. Anaya does an amazing job of portraying the loving and caring Ultima, who appears to readers as similar to the biblical figure of Mother Mary, through her knowledge and compassion for young Antonio. Also, through reoccurring motifs, such as fish, readers are able to delve deeper into the persona of young Antonio and better understand the challenging experiences he faces on his journey to understanding himself. I rated this book a 4 out of 5 because of exciting and suspenseful events that Antonio faces keep readers on the edge of their seats the entire time. Anaya's eloquent style of writing makes the novel very comprehendible to readers and allows them to relate themselves to Antonio as he struggles to define himself in his everchanging world. I would highly recommend this novel to others while keeping in mind there are certain aspects of violence that readers may dislike

jpedone21's rating:
[]
[]
To Top