Mama takes thirteen-year-old Serena and her sister to the US in search of fortune, leaving behind their multicultural family, stability, and the colors of the Caribbean. After driving from Miami to Hollywood, their money and luck run out and a 1963 Ford Galaxie becomes their first American home. Guided by the memory of her native Curaçao and the words of her wise grandmother, Serena confronts unimagined challenges and grows up quickly. What gifts will this new country bring, and at what price?
I really enjoyed the setting in House of Six Doors. It seemed like it own character at times. I could feel all of the fond memories in Curaçao and the beauty of California. I couldn't really relate to Mama in the beginning, but I slowly understood her. I loved Serena. She had issues that both teens and immigrants have. I could really relate to her desire to fit in, because who hasn't felt left out. The plot was a little slow at the beginning and some of the middle, but other then that I really enjoyed The House of Six Doors. I am excited to see what Selbert will come up with next. Her characters and settings were so rich and detailed that I couldn't help enjoying it.