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Publisher's Summary

National Book Award finalist

Instant New York Times best seller

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.

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 her sister 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. With the help of her best friend, Lorena, and her first love (first everything), Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister’s story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal?

©2022 Erika L. Sánchez (P)2022 W F Howes

Critic Reviews

“This gripping debut about a Mexican-American misfit is alive and crackling.” (New York Times)

“This book will change everything.... A perfect book about imperfection.” (Juan Felipe Herrera, author of Half the World in Light)

“Unique and fresh.” (Entertainment Weekly)

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