I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

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 shatter...

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Reviews

  • Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an eARC I got from the publisher via NetGalley as a staff reviewer for YA Books Central.Diversity Rating: 4 – This Is Our WorldRacial-Ethnic: 5 (almost everyone is Latinx, specifically Mexican/Mexican-American)QUILTBAG: 1 (A gay character nam...
  • Joss (tealreader)
    Everyone needs to read this book. I've never felt so connected to a character in my entire life....
  • Tatiana
    “Obnoxious” and “constantly confrontational” would be the best words to describe Julia, the main character and narrator of this novel. I don’t think I really warmed up to her, even after getting to know her better and learning some of the reasons for her attitude . She is no...
  • Book Riot Community
    When Olga is hit and killed by a semi, Julia mourns the loss of not just her sister, but what it might mean for what her life will look like down the road. Olga was quiet, stayed at home, and played the role of “good Mexican daughter.” Julia wants out — she wants more to her life than...
  • Liv (Stories For Coffee)
    I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is a hilarious and striking contemporary novel following a young Mexican-American girl after her sister has passed away. She has to face the fact that her mother doesn’t think she’s good enough and her father who ignores her. This novel follows the li...
  • Jen Ryland
    This book wove in a lot of different themes and issues and I really enjoyed them all. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is a grief book, as Julia is mourning the sudden death of her older sister.It’s also a book about family and all the love and frustration that family can entail. Julia fe...
  • Rachel Newlin
    This book is a stunning exploration of what it means to want so much while feeling like you have so little. Sanchez does an excellent job of exploring cultural expectations, socioeconomic issues, and anxiety and depression as a late teen. With so much going on, one would expect the book not to tackl...

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