by Isabel Allende (read September 2006)
This was an enjoyable read, but not great. Allende told of Zorro's parentage and boyhood, which help us understand the man behind the mask. I liked that. Even though we know that the sum of his experiences, ideology, and acquaintances helped to shape him into the man who fought injustice, in this novel we were able to see what those were. In fact, this novel was about his youth up to the age of 20-something. Just a mention of his life as an older man.