I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Read Online Free - 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 kiss, 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?
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December 13, 2017
I learned so much about Mexican culture from this book. It doesn’t just mention that Julia is Mexican like some books tend to do—it explains what makes her and her family Mexican. It’s very insightful and honest.
As an immigrant myself (Romania → Canada), I had no problem finding similarities betw...
November 05, 2017
“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 not an easy person to li...
October 16, 2017
Everyone needs to read this book. I've never felt so connected to a character in my entire life.
October 22, 2017
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 life of a...
November 08, 2017
2.5 rounded down
I have to admit, it took quite a while for me to get into this one. This isn't a particularly long read, but is quite slow paced, and more YA than I was expecting (I'll explain that later!).
The story follows Julia's life in the aftermath of her older sister's sudden death at 22 (n...
October 02, 2017
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 World
Racial-Ethnic: 5 (almost everyone is Latinx, specifically Mexican/Mexican-American)
QUILTBAG: 1 (A gay character named...
October 17, 2017
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 ta...
January 10, 2018
I went into this book with the littlest of expectations, not expecting to be as blown away as I was. This is a gripping, raw story about the haunting nature of grief and absence, about the importance of communicating and being open and about how the loss of a love one force you to find yourself....
June 11, 2017
Look, I am not a perfect Mexican daughter, but neither was my mother nor her mother before her.
That means that while I've always been aware of the ideal girl many mexicans would like me to be, I've never felt that pressure directly myself. Not like Julia.
This book was really incredible in that...
October 08, 2017
More than deserving of its National Book Award Finalist status, this novel is a stunning story of heritage, family and growing up.
Thanks to the publisher for the review copy.
Sanchez has taken a teenage girl and created one of the most relatable characters I have read yet in young adult litera...