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Rick Gutierrez is the Cat King of Havana A cat video tycoon turned salsa dancer extraordinaire he’ll take Cuba by storm romance the girl of his dreams and ignite a lolcat revolutionAt least that’s the planIt all starts when his girlfriend dumps Rick on his sixteenth birthday for uploading cat videos from his bedroom when he should be out experiencing the real world Known as “That Cat Guy” at school Rick isn’t cool and he knows it He realizes it’s time for a changeRick decides joining a salsa class is the answer because of a girl of course Ana Cabrera is smart friendly and smooth on the dance floor Rick might be half Cuban but he dances like a drunk hippo Desperate to impress Ana he invites her to spend the summer in Havana The official reason learning to dance The hidden agenda romance under the palm treesExcept Cuba isn’t all sun salsa and music There’s a darker side to the island As Rick and Ana meet his family and investigate the reason why his mother left Cuba decades ago they learn that politics isn’t just something that happens to other people And when they find romance it’s got sharp edges


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    Originally posted over at Lekeisha the Booknerd Stop by and enter the giveaway US onlyThe Cat King of Havana is full of fun dance culture and love I love the characters and the settings of New York and Cuba just added so much to the story Rick is one of the coolest geekiest teens I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading about His love for cat videos is just the icing on the cake He starts out with the plan of getting the girl but he learns so much about his mother’s history and the politics that shapes the lives of the people that he hardly knows anything aboutTrying to keep his deceased mother’s memory alive Rick now runs one of the most successful cat video websites around He’s content with his introverted ways and doesn’t think about anything else Once his girlfriend dumps him because he is always in front of his computer he thinks that maybe he does need to get out Of course this comes after he mopes around the house and his dad suggests that he find something else to do with his time He takes a gig with a local band playing for a dance group There he sees Ana for the first time What does he decide to do? Take dance lessons to get close enough to talk to Ana When he tells his dad about his dancing he also says he wants to know about his Cuban mother’s history And so the story takes off as Ana and Rick dance away all the way to CubaGrief comes in many forms so I can’t judge Rick’s dad for his distant behavior I’m sure the loss of his wife was heartbreaking Rick tries to remember her by looking at cat videos something his mother loved before she died They coped in their own ways and I can respect that The salsa dancing is something I haven’t come across in YA books maybe I need to up my game but it was a nice touch I love the rhythm of the story as the characters danced to the music The Spanish slang throughout made the dancing and music much real so it was easy to picture these characters going through the motionsThe Havana setting was so needed here It wasn’t just about a half Cuban teen trying to impress a girl It was about the history of Cuba and its culture I think the author did an amazing job of exploring this side of Rick’s family I love even how it ended despite what transpired this tale in the first placeOverall an enjoyable read filled with laughs dancing music and culture I definitely recommend this one to fans who want something different in their young adult contemporary reading The love family and friendships in this book are very well done and I can’t wait to read from this author