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November knatar på och dagarna blir mer och mer vintriga. Det kände som hög tid att börja med månadens bok i Makeutmaningen och valet föll på The Fountains of Silence av Ruta Sepetys. Den börjar i Spanien 1957, under Francos diktatur.

”Stop reading those books and magazines! You know very well that the content is banned in Spain. This is not America.”
Julia is right. In Spain, women must adhere to strict subordinate roles in the domestic arts. Ana remembers the teachings of the Sección Femenina: ”Do not pretend to be equal to men.” They also teach that purity is absolute. Women’s bathing suits must reach the knees. If a girl is discovered in a movie theater with a boy but no chaperone, her family is sent a yellow card of prostitution.