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Book Con Review: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

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

March Wrap Up (My Crazy Book Buying Month!)

Hello, everyone! Today I just wanted to take a little bit of time to share the books I've bought, posted about, and read in March as well as a bit of a belated look at my Teen Book Con adventure. I don't know why, but I bought a ton of books this month. Beyond wanting to get books signed, I also think that Amazon requiring a certain number of items for shipping helped add to my haul. This also doesn't count all of the digital advanced copies I've been receiving. To find out about upcoming Spotlight Reviews  Click Here . Teen Book Con Let's start with talking about Book Con! I had a great time connecting with authors I was looking forward to seeing as well as discovering new authors that I'm excited to dive into! As you can see from the photo, I got quite a few books signed and went to some awesome panels. I will be reviewing a new book that I got at the festival every Friday. To see them all, look under the tag Book Con Reviews under labels. So, here are

The Serpent King

The Serpent King  by Jeff Zentner (369 pages) Overview: Lydia, Travis, and Dill are three of the least satisfied citizens of Forrestville, Tennessee. The three best friends are outcasts, each with their own motivations keeping them afloat. They all wonder about their futures. Lydia is getting out of their awful town to go to NYU and study journalism, and her fashion blog Dollywould will, hopefully, get her there. Dill is still trying to shake his father and grandfather's reputation after his father goes to the state prison for child pornography possession that he tried to blame on his son. Even before, though, his father's radical serpent,  Christian church pointed out his difference to the other students. Travis just loves the Bloodfall books which he uses to get through his rough days at school and the lumberyard and rough nights with his father. They're all going somewhere, but you're never quite sure how or if they'll make it. Overall: 4 Characters: 5 I e