Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.
This Week I’m Waiting On…..
The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera
Publication: February 21st 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Cultural
Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted—from debut author Lilliam Rivera.
THINGS/PEOPLE MARGOT HATES:
Mami, for destroying my social life
Papi, for allowing Junior to become a Neanderthal
Junior, for becoming a Neanderthal
After “borrowing” her father’s credit card to finance a more stylish wardrobe, Margot
Sanchez suddenly finds herself grounded. And by grounded, she means working as an indentured servant in her family’s struggling grocery store to pay off her debts.
With each order of deli meat she slices, Margot can feel her carefully cultivated prep school reputation slipping through her fingers, and she’s willing to do anything to get out of this punishment. Lie, cheat, and maybe even steal…
Margot’s invitation to the ultimate beach party is within reach and she has no intention of letting her family’s drama or Moises—the admittedly good looking but outspoken boy from the neighborhood—keep her from her goal.
Why Am I Waiting?
I’m looking forward to the diversity in this book! Margot is (I think) Puerto Rican and will do anything to fit in. I’m looking forward to the Spanish slang that will no doubt make an appearance. How will Margot find balance with who she is and what she wants? I’m hoping to relate to her in some way, but it’ll be good just to read this since it’s an Own Voices book, and I’m pretty sure the author will rock this. It’s being marketed as Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx, so of course I want this! I want to see if Margot is very Andie-like, and hopefully learn something more about the Latinx community. What book are you waiting on this week? Isn’t that cover gorgeous?