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*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
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“Then there’s me. Struggling to maintain good grades. Trying to look like the others. Sound like them. So that I won’t be ‘that girl.’ I’ll just be one of the girls.”
I loved Lilliam Rivera’s The Education of Margot Sanchez about a girl struggling to fit in and the pressure she feels from her family. I actually just participated in a Twitter chat for this debut and had so much fun discussing the protagonist. You can check out my full review here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.
From the Goodreads Synopsis:
“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.“