Remember those books I bought a good two months ago? The ones from that Two for Tuesday. Well, I finally finished them!
Turns out, reading between studying isn’t the best tactic, so I was better off saving them for winter break. I posted my review for American Street last week.
Before we officially begin, lets take a peek at my newest Bookstagram photos (I’m really enjoying this):
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Margot Sanchez’s plans for the summer have been cancelled. If only her parents understood why she stole her dad’s credit card. It was all just part of her plan for fitting in at Somerset. She was only following their advice.
Now, Margot has to spend the summer working in her father’s supermarket. Sanchez and Sons isn’t the same as she remembers from her childhood. And she definitely doesn’t remember the cute activist that’s been setting up a table outside.
This summer, Margot is going to learn about a lot more than groceries.
I enjoyed this so much. After a series of books I just wasn’t feeling, this was the light at the end of the tunnel. I love how honest Margot is about her insecurity. She talks so often about wanting to fit in and following the popular girls at school. It’s an internal struggle that many teens and young adults can relate to. I remember worrying about finding friends when I first started high school, too.
The plot progressed smoother than butter. It wasn’t ever choppy and it moved along so naturally. I enjoyed the way everything had a purpose and there wasn’t any unnecessary fluff. Everything built off of something before it.
The character development was magnificent. There wasn’t just one big revelation, it was shown in the little things here and there. Margot grew in a slow burn, which I prefer. I could see her personal struggle and how she grew from it.
I enjoyed the Latinx representation and culture included throughout the novel. It really focused on the spectrum of Latinx culture. The clash between Margot’s culture and her predominantly white school was a central conflict that I am all for.
All in all, a wonderful story.
Let me just take a moment to gush about the cover. I mean, do you see that beauty? What is with all these beautiful new novels. I also love how the title is a play on the miseducation concept, i.e. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and The Miseducation of the Negro. I enjoyed this book so much, I kind of want a sequel just to see what happens with everyone.
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