Title: Raining Sardines
Author: Enrique Flores-Galbis
Genre: juvenile fiction, magical realism
After reading the Hunger Games trilogy in a week and a half, I needed a light read and Raining Sardines fit the bill. The setting is in rural, pre-Castro Cuba and a bit of magical realism is entwined into the story (hence the title). Enriquito and Ernestina are best friends with two secrets: they have befriended the island's wild Paso Fino population and have discovered buried golden treasure! When the town land baron destroys the mountain the locals have used for centuries for crops and hunting, the ponies' way of life is threatened as well. Enriquito and Ernestina hatch a plan to keep their beloved ponies safe and using the treasure to help their downtrodden neighbors.