The setting takes place in the cruel and unforgiving century of the 1500’s, in Spain, in a small village called Encaleflora.
Estrella- the protagonist, a young girl who is very bright, and has a good heart.
Catalina- the antagonist, was once a good friend of Estrella, but she betrayed her.
Andres- a guy that Estrella likes, a cousin of Catalina.
Abra- the mother of Estrella.
The big idea basically is that Estrella is living a pack of lies. She thinks that she knows the type of life that her family is living. The truth is that her family is Jewish, living in a world of Christians, and in her town that is considered illegal to be Jewish.
In conclusion, I think that Estrella grew wiser as the story went on. Also I think she learned who to trust, and who not to trust in her life, and most importantly, to be careful.