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Finalista del National Book Award!
Bestseller del New York Times!

Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta. Ese era el rol de su hermana Olga. Olga no fue a la universidad, se quedó en casa para cuidar a sus padres, limpiar la casa y trabajar a medio tiempo. Julia tiene grandes sueños y no quiere formar parte del camino de su hermana mayor. Pero un solo error, que ocurre mientras enviaba un mensaje de texto al mismo tiempo que cruzaba la calle más concurrida de Chicago, resulta en la muerte de Olga, dejando atrás a Julia para ocuparse de las secuelas.

Sus padres, quienes inmigraron ilegalmente a Chicago desde México en busca de una vida mejor, están inconsolables. La madre de Julia parece canalizar su dolor para señalar de todas las maneras posibles que Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta que Olga era. Pero Julia pronto descubre que Olga puede haber tenido secretos, también. Con la ayuda de su mejor amiga Lorena, Julia está decidida a descubrirlo. ¿Era Olga realmente lo que parecía? ¿O había algo más en la historia de su hermana? Y de cualquier manera, ¿cómo puede Julia incluso intentar vivir a la altura de un ideal aparentemente imposible?

Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2018 Erika L. Sánchez (P)2019 Scarlett Bernal Hernández

Critic Reviews

"Un recuento oportuno e imprescindible de la supervivencia en un mundo culturalmente contencioso". (School Library Journal)

"Al final, es la propia Julia la clave de la novela...Resuena con muchos lectores, y estarán encantados de verla superar un momento difícil". (The Bulletin)

"En la bellamente escrita Yo no soy tu perfecta hija mexicana, Erika L. Sánchez captura los corazones y la confianza de los lectores adolescentes, que luchan en la encrucijada de las identidades familiares y personales". (Shelf Awareness)

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amazing descriptions, relatable

Me encanto este libro! Soy Mexicana, nacida aqui en el USA de primera generacion de poder ir al colegio. Pude relacionarme con muchas esenas como en mi misma y en lo que es nuestra familia mexicana! I was able to visualize eveything the author was trying to convey to the reader. The descriptions took me back to memories, scents, feelings, just every sense of my being was moved by this book. I recommend it 100%

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sentimientos encontrados.

En un principio, no voy a mentir, el libro me estaba aburriendo y el personaje principal me estaba callendo muuuy mal. Crei que solo se trataba de la tipica hija de mexicanos nacida en USA que se vuelve una berrinchuda y reniega de nuestras contumbres. Pero como imigrante conforme fue pasando la historia me fui identificando mas y mas al punto que me removio muchos sentimientos y logro sacarme las lagrimas. Con desirles que los escuche todo en menos de un dia.
Este libro es mas adecuado para adolecentes ó padres que no saben manejar un hijo con depreción y problemas de ansiedad. Y estan tratando de entender un poco.
Espero lo disfruten tanto como yo!

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Hits right in the heart!

This is an amazing work! Being Mexican I related so much to this story but what I loved the most was that Julia never gave up on her dream no matter how many adversaries she would face!

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Excellent

Excellent book about how migration and trauma impact family life, relationships, expectations and mental health.

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Una Historia Bonita

Me encantó esta historia. Me sentía muy cerca a la protagonista. Quise llorar unas veces.

La historia tiene buen sentido también. Se trata del suicidio un poco.

además, la voz de la narradora es hermosa.

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story not as expected but not bad

I liked the story line although I assumed it would be about something else . I chose to read it in Spanish in order to relate to it, and narrator Voice sounded better, expect when trying to speak like male, that sounded very weird but I understand she's trying to make it as realistic. I hated the ending, since it's audio I didn't realize it was over. I'm like wait that's it? not sure if there's a part 2 but it definitely left a lot of questions unanswered .

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Yo no soy tu perfecta hija mexicana.

Me gusto mucho la lectura, en mi experiencia como inmigrante mexicana y con una hija de 24 años en momentos parecía que estaba escuchando a mi hija y pude entenderla. Aunque la base de la historia es muy triste también me reí muchísimo. Y el plus es la narración, una linda y simpática voz. 100% encantador, este libro es altamente recomendable!

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Great Mexican-American Young Adult novel

It was well written, and was intriguing from the start. The author did well in making this novel very realistic and relatable. The description of events and daily family life painted such a realistic portrait.

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Mexican female version of The Catcher in the Rye

If you're a fan of The Catcher in the Rye, you'll love this story by Erika L. Sánchez. It feels like the Mexican female version. In addition, if you're a Spanish-speaker or bilingual, Scarlett Bernal Hernández does an incredible job at narrating and keeping the reader engaged! Would LOVE to hear more books read by her.

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I loved it

I felt identified with the story in many ways specially the parents and how she wanted to go to college and have a different life.