It's summer before eighth grade, and Erica "Chia" Montenegro is feeling so many things that she needs a mood ring to keep track of her emotions. She's happy when she hangs out with her best friends, the Robins. She's jealous that her genius little sister skipped two grades. And she's passionate about the crushes on her Boyfriend Wish list. And when Erica's mom is diagnosed with breast cancer, she feels worried and doesn't know what she can do to help.
When her family visits a cuarto de milagros, a miracle room in a famous church, Erica decides to make a promesa to God in exchange for her mom's health. As her mom gets sicker, Erica quickly learns that juggling family, friends, school, and fulfilling a promesa is stressful, but with a little bit of hope and a lot of love, she just might be able to figure it out.
Confetti Girl author Diana Lopez returns with this sweet, funny, and utterly honest story about being a girl in a world full of good (and bad) surprises.
Chia Montenegro is the kind of girl who describes conversations with boys as "close encounters of the third kind" and favors T-shirts with slogans like, "I'm right 97% of the time. Who cares about the other 4%?" In other words, she's an entirely disarming and sympathetic narrator. Over the summer, Chia's mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, which spurs worries and changes throughout their family. Chia's younger sister begins to compulsively count and clean, her father starts losing his temper, and 13-year-old Chia feels the weight of caring for her high-maintenance two-year-old brother and trying to stay supportive. After visiting the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle in southern Texas, Chia dedicates herself to a promesa, vowing to secure 500 sponsors for a Walk for the Cure in exchange (she hopes) for her mother's recovery. L pez (Choke) skillfully balances emotional moments with humorous ones, offering an honest portrait of a family under strain. Chia's clever, cheeky voice and a strong cast contribute to an inspiring story about developing "a special kind of bravery." Ages 8 12.
Best book ever
I read the paperback one and loved it I read it over the summer and it's just amazing I have no words. I really recommend this book it's about the bad times in life. But if you have faith it will get better. Never Give up👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
I read this book from our book library at school, but I just
REALLY wish it was free because it’s such a good book.
Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel
I got done with reading this book a couple months ago before Christmas and it is very amazing I give 5 STARS!!!!!!!