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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

This sounds like a really great read!

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
(Knopf BFYR ~ October 17, 2017)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

More than deserving of its National Book Award Finalist status, this novel is a stunning story of heritage, family and growing up.

Thanks to the publisher for the review copy of this title.

Book Description

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…

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Hocus Pocus Book Tag

This is one that is totally seasonal and looks rather fun! Try it and see if you can come up with all the right books!

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I don’t know if you guys know this but fall, specifically October, is my favorite time of year. I love spooky things. I think I’ve driven Eden and Caitlynn crazy by requesting to go to haunted houses every weekend. I’m also on a big horror film kick right now. One of my favorite Halloween movies is Hocus Pocus so I couldn’t just scroll past this post that I saw on Alex’s Blog

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1.) The Sanderson sisters a great trilogy:

The first trilogy that came to mind is the Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. This trilogy was the perfect length and I loved the characters. I wish I would have liked her other series as much.

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2.) Winifred Sanderson a book with a truly evil female villain:

Nashira Sargas from The Bone Season. No matter what way you look at her you can’t help but hate her. She is evil…

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Gone With the Wings

Meera Patel, Book #1 Leena Clover Self-Pub, Jun 2017 Kindle, 243 Pages Also available in paperback Genre(s) Asian-American Cozy Mystery/Food Source Author's Rep Other books in this series A Pocket Full of Pie #2, For a Few Dumplings More #3, Back to the Fajitas #4 My Disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary copy of this… Continue reading Gone With the Wings