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 her 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.
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This book was my reintroduction into the land of YA.
And…reintroduce it did.
Quite different from what I used to read back in the day, the story was diverse in several aspects. From the first page I was thrust into a pretty unfamiliar, but recognizable somehow, bronx neighborhood. As someone who hasn’t set foot, looked into or even passed over New York, (my only exposure was through my good friend Jessie and Desus & Mero) The Education of Margot Sanchez (TEoMS) was a nice, genuine and authentic introduction to that world.