I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter- I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is a Realistic Fiction book written by Erika L. Sánchez. Erika L. Sánchez is a poet, essayist, and novelist. She was the sex and love advice columnist for Cosmopolitan for Latinas for three years.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Summary of the book- Mexican daughters do not go away to college and neither they do not move out to their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never leave their families. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role.
Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago takes place and leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to gather the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to accept that Julia is broken. Instead, her mother seems to overcome her pain by pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.
“This book will change everything. . . . A perfect book about imperfection.” —Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States
But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of Lorena who was her best friend, and her first kiss, first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out.
At last, the question arises 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? (Source- Erika L. Sánchez)