Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2021
Although I'm not a first generation American or child of immigrant parents, I am of Mexican descent and a Spanish speaking mother, so the language and humor were very familiar. So much so that it almost made me cry and long for the days when I was back in my little house with my mom and arguing with her as a teen in Spanglish, while she scolded me in Spanish. This book is not only for YAs as I'm a woman in my late 40s and thoroughly enjoyed it. It touches on the very sensitive subject of suicide, so please be forewarned. I'm sorry if this is a spoiler but I felt I had to mention it if I was going to write a review. I cried during some parts and after finishing it, and I am not a person to whom tears flow easily. The author wrote the characters so realistically that I couldn't wait to get back to the book each time I had to put it down for my job or life. I recommend reading it if you're Anglo and just curious about the Mexican American experience in the US, or are MA and want to read one of the few books told from a young person's viewpoint, who can't relate to their parents or Mexican roots, such as me. I was completely captivated by the bold and honest writing. I hope you give it a chance and enjoy it as much as I did.
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