Skip to main content

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Review

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

When I first heard about Erika L. Sánchez’s I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER, I was intrigued and I wanted to know more about it, so I added it to my TBR. And then when Teenreads reached out to me asking if I wanted to review it, I was super excited and said yes, because I've heard nothing but great things about this book. So without further ado, let's get into the review.

"This book definitely covers a lot of important topics worth talking about, especially regarding family dynamics and the difficult flip-flop of emotions that comes along with loss."

As the summary explains, Julia is still reeling from the loss of her older sister Olga, who was the shining star of her family, the perfect Mexican daughter that Julia felt she could never be. To make matters worse, it feels like her parents don't understand her and she feels like all she wants is independence, even though that's the last thing they want to give her. And that's not all --- after Olga's death, Julia does some snooping, and she finds out some things about her older sister that she never saw coming. Big, serious things. Things that would completely rock her parents' view of their perfect Mexican daughter. But the question is, will she tell them?

I definitely enjoyed reading this book. There were a lot of twists and turns that I didn't see coming, so Sánchez is really great at weaving those little aspects into the story to surprise you. The book itself was also a really easy read, and I found myself reading over 250 pages in a single day, because it was that easy to sit down and lose myself in this book. If you're looking for a story that won't take you a million years to get through, then I'd definitely recommend picking this one up, because the story progresses so quickly that you'll find yourself flying through it.

Overall, I enjoyed reading I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER. This book definitely covers a lot of important topics worth talking about, especially regarding family dynamics and the difficult flip-flop of emotions that comes along with loss. If you're looking for a new book to pick up with a snarky, sarcastic narrator that makes you laugh and snort with surprise, then I'd definitely recommend picking up this book!

Reviewed by Jessica Cozzi on March 19, 2019

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
by Erika L. Sanchez