I Am Not your Perfect Mexican DaughterBook - 2017
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home.
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?
" Alive and crackling --a gritty tale wrapped in a page-turner . "-- The New York Times
" Unique and fresh ." -- Entertainment Weekly
"A standout ." --NPR
From Library Staff
LPL_EricaS Nov 05, 2018
Olga was a perfect daughter until an accident took her life. Julia, wrapped in grief that often comes out as disrespect and spite, focuses on how she was different than her older sister and how she will never follow in the footsteps of an obedient daughter. She will graduate high school, move out... Read More »
Nominee, Young People's Literature
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I read the book I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. Julia has a very typical mexican family. A lot of aunts,uncles, cousins and of course you can’t forget people she has never even met that are somehow related to her. Julia and Olga are sisters. They have a typical sister bond, but they use to be so close when they were smaller. Now Olga has always been the favorite of everyone and Julia hasn’t. Julia always thinks about that when they go to family gatherings or important events. A very shocking thing happened to Julia’s family and now everything seems like is going downhill.
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