Book review "I'm not your perfect Mexican daughter"

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I have always been a bit of a bookworm and the book that made me feel the past was "I'm not your perfect Mexican daughter" by Erika L. Sánchez. This book is a page turner, I couldn't put it down.

The book is set in present day, in the bustling city of Chicago. The main family lives in a poor, working class neighborhood. The plot focuses most of the time around this neighborhood.

The plot follows a part of Julia's life, a first generation Mexican American. After Olga's death, her little sister Julia needs to confront her family and particularly, her traditional Mexican mother's expectation. Julia does not want to be like her older sister. She wants to follow her dreams to be a writer. To reach this dream, she needs to fight her own culture.

What struck me the most about the plot, was the similarities with my own mother-daughter relationship. I was completely gripped by the story. I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to people that live between two cultures.

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