REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming

“Even people who were once your sails can become your anchors.”


Olga Dies Dreaming gives a glimpse of life in Brooklyn from the eyes of Puerto Rican sister and brother, Olga and Pedro. We see the drastically different viewpoints of each other their family generations from Catholic, grateful, hardworking abuelita to socialist, anti-religion, Puerto Rican freedom fighting parents with no time to raise their kids to the current generation. Olga and Pedro are each lost in their own ways, fighting their public and personal identities, looking for love and wanting to do more for their Latinx community.

Olga and Pedro are so well developed and each insanely likable. It was easy to root for them from the start. Their parents are atrocious and easy to hate but also important to understand their points of view. 

This is a great generational story that hits so many relevant topics: cultural identity, the meaning of success, sexuality, religion, poverty, independence, living with HIV and many others.

I mainly listened to this one via Librofm via their ALC program but also chose this as as my Book of the Month. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Do you ever buy a physical copy of a book after listening to the audiobook?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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