Eye-opening and moving

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The Fountains of Silence moved me from the editor's note at the beginning. I'm not familiar with Spain's history, but this brief excerpt contained so much history and emotion. Set in 1950s Madrid, The Fountains of Silence features several main characters. Ana's job at the Castellana Hilton brings her close to the lives of tourists, which are so different from her own life. Rafa carries such heartbreaking, traumatic memories with him. Daniel comes from a privileged life in Dallas, and wants to pursue photojournalism instead of joining the family business. Already, his life has intersected with Ana's, and I'm curious about what they will learn from each other and the choices they will make. Beautifully written, The Fountains of Silence promises to be a new YA historical fiction favorite. Also, I really like the cover.