Junot Diaz's The Brief And Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao

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My favorite book that we read in class was Junot Diaz’s The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. This book included elements of immigration, questions commonly held assumptions about masculinity, explores themes of racial and national identity, and also contain traditional genres of nerddom. The plot was interesting because even though Oscar ends up dying for love in the end of the book, it can be sympathized and related to, unlike Romeo’s and Juliet’s deaths for love. Diaz created characters that brought humor, earnestness, and nerdiness that readers in the 21st century can identify with. It was an engaging book that told a unique story that made me want to continue reading until the

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