I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez (344 pages) Overview: Julia is the only child her parents have left after her sister Olga dies. And to make matters worse, Olga was the perfect Mexican daughter. She did everything right. Cooked, cleaned, and had no ambition, as far as Julia could tell. There's no way for fiery Julia who dreams of becoming a writer in New York City to fill those shoes. She'd rather die than become a housewife. While Julia learns that maybe her perfect sister had her own secrets, there's nothing she can do to make her mother ease the pressure weighing her down. Julia just has to make it out of high school, out of Chicago. Overall: 5 Characters: 5 I love Julia. She's very relatable in the jaded way that she sees the world, but her pessimism is warranted. Everyone around her seems perfectly happy living, what she sees as a dead end life. It is interesting to see her interact with the people around her from her parents and o
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