I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter E–book/E–pub

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  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
  • Erika L. Sánchez
  • English
  • 26 May 2019
  • 9781524700485

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Erika L. Sánchez í 3 read & download free read ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB í Erika L. Sánchez download I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter College And they do not move out of their. 33120 Read for my spring 2020 Growing Up class now involved in a part online classOriginal review 82918 I wasn t sure what to expect in reading this south side Chicago story a first YA novel that has been very well reviewed and half way into it was not liking the first person narrator Julia who is sarcastic arrogant volatile and sometimes downright nasty which is to say she is one kind of teenager She doesn t play well with others She doesn t even like most people She is Mexican American or Hispanic Latinx but doesn t like Mexican music she listens to edgymainstream music She wants to get out of the city and go to school in NYC and be herself She s not getting along with her parents and especially with her am She is not your perfect Mexican daughter though she does well in school Let me breathe am Let me be me I d rather live in the streets than be a submissive Mexican wife who spends all day cooking and cleaning One big reason for her emotional turmoil known at the outset is that her sister Olga who had seemed that s the key the perfect Mexican daughter is killed by a truck Obviously this is hard on everyoneI want to say that I began reading this within 24 hours of swerving on my bike to avoid the back end of a semi failing to completely jump a curb hurling over the handlebars and face planting on a sidewalk thereafter spitting out blood and half a tooth I m basically fine thanks no broken bones with a temporary crown on that front tooth lost a lot of skin and blood but to read about someone dying by semi was a little unnerving to say the least But hey we re talking about a book here not me Sorry I ve always had trouble being happy but now it feels impossible She sees herself pretty clearly sometimes along the way It s easier to be pissed though If I stop being angry I m afraid I ll fall apart until I m just a warm mound of flesh on the floor Julia several years younger than Olga doesn t know her sister very well and what she thinks she knows is that Olga settling for being a receptionist is very conventional that is until Julia finds some surprisingly sexy underwear stashed in a secret place in Olga s room with a hotel keyWhat ensues is what amounts to a mystery investigation into the nature of human imperfection leading to these secrets Olga has kept In the process Julia has to grapple with what Olga s friend tells her about Olga and whether she should share this information with am and ap Maybe you re too young to understand Julia but sometimes people don t need the truth Julia also discovers secrets her am and ap have kept that help Julia understand and appreciate them And recall Julia also keeps secrets from her parents Julia hates secrets and lies but she isn t sure what to do about it But how do we live with these secrets locked within us How do we tie our shoes brush our hair drink coffee wash the dishes and go to sleep pretending everything is fine How do we laugh and feel happiness despite the buried things growing inside How can we do that day after day Julia has some good experiences in spite of her trauma and self imposed alienation She reads She writes She has one good friend then two and she secretly am would kill her if she knew dates an Evanston white and much wealthier boy she meets in a used bookstore So this is YA it s a coming of age story and this is all part of the process of Julia growing up and becoming herself However before things get better they get way complicated and much worse it s not until after things hit the nadir and she is sent to Mexico to visit family for a time that we finally see some real growth In Mexico she rediscovers her family her culture herself As much as I get sick of eating Mexican food every single day of my life if heaven existed I know it would smell like fried tortillas This book deals with issues of rage depression anxiety suicide mixed raceclass relationships and is often pretty funny when Julia is being sarcastic but she is also caustic and blunt so there s a cringe factor to the humor at times I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is not a perfect book I want to see of her actual reading and reflection rather than just reporting about books one of the central dramatic turning points that happens to Julia isn t uite prepared for enough exactly imo but it is overall very good and will be a hit among a lot of young people