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?

Young Adult
October 17
Random House Children's Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

French press coffee ,

Great Reading Even Beyond Youth Years

I feel privileged to be of Mexican American descent. I also love to read about the struggles of what it may have been like to be first generation. I think of how much was taken by being fourth generation, how much was gained. Erika Sanchez’s books have brought me to bursts of tears and laughter.

Lorito Moya ,

Great book ! Me encantó!

Really good book. It really makes you think about the guilt that some parents put on their kids and the pressure of society in Hispanic culture. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading.

dianasaur130 ,

Good writing

This was not necessarily a bad book, probably just not my taste. The author is clearly a great writer, she uses amazing figures of speech & very strong & vivid imagery (which I thoroughly enjoyed). I just believe the story is filled with a some unnecessary side information. Though I understand it’s needed to witness the characters growth. I believe the story doesn’t necessarily get good until the very end. Again I didn’t hate this book but I’d say I didn’t love it as well. Someone might greatly enjoy it! That being said no hate to the author & I’m glad I checked this book off my list.

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