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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is a powerful and captivating exploration of what it means to be a first-generation Latina teen struggling to reconcile cultural expectations, overcome obstacles, and become who she is meant to be. After her older sister dies in a tragic accident, fifteen-year-old Julia must figure out how she will live without her, and live with her parents’ expectations of a “perfect” daughter. In the process, Julia learns to understand more of who her sister really was and why her parents are the way they are. She also discovers that maybe she and her sister had more in common than she might have presumed. Through Julia, the author explores cultural, economic, and personal issues (like depression) in an honest and thoughtful manner. The characters are vivid and raw even though at times Julia is not the most likable character, but she is strong, fearless, and resilient. The story is very well written and descriptive. I strongly recommend this book for anyone, especially young women 14 and up. I think they will find much to relate to in Julia. I cannot say enough about how wonderful this book is! Read it.

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Author:
Erika L. Sánchez
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
352 pages
Publisher:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publish Date:
2017-Oct-17
ISBN:
9781524700485
ASIN:
1524700487
Issue:
February 2018
Category:
Young Adult
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Publisher

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Issue

February 2018

Publication Date

2017-Oct-17

Format

Hard

Page Count

352 pages

Star Count

5

Book Author

Erika L. Sánchez

ASIN

1524700487

ISBN

9781524700485

“I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter”

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