I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “stunning” (America Ferrera) YA novel about a teenager coming to terms with losing her sister and finding herself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.

“Alive and crackling—a gritty tale wrapped in a page-turner. ”—The New York Times

Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.
 
But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role.
 
Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.
 
But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend Lorena, and her first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister’s story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal?

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2017
October 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Children's Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

AIYDIWDWY ,

Si se puede!

The definition of over coming generational traumas and winning. By finding yourself in the little that you got. Having friends & mentors that look past all the hurt and pain and lift you. Amazing story! I can relate being a 1st gen Mexican American. Not many of us make it out of the tradition of staying behind for your parents. In my story out of 3 only the youngest made it and it would have been devastating to see her settle for a mediocre life. As a older sibling it’s our responsibility to help them break the curses and always find yourself.

HaileysGalley ,

Amazing !

I have not read a book in years because I have dyslexia and it’s hard to understand but I just finish reading this book by audio and it’s an amazing book wow I love this book so much !

miriam nu ,

Loved

Loved this book I could identify myself in some things

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