I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
First Published: October 17th, 2017
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Family Tensions, Contemporary, Culture, Death
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. Continue reading