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  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

  • By: Erika L. Sánchez
  • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004

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 Julia has failed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for Chigonas who audible.

  • By Bexy77 on 05-21-18

Liked the story, HATED the protagonist.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-17

As a Mexican-American myself, I was really looking forward to this book, but once I started listening, had to force myself to finish. The depiction of our culture and families is beautiful and really touching at times, but the main character, Julia Reyes, is beyond grating and judgmental. I actually found myself listening to the book on 2x for chunks so that I could get through her dialogue faster. I honestly wouldn't recommend this book to anyone else, but YMMV.

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