I was first drawn to the book because of its title, which made me feel seen, like it was telling me “look you are not the only not perfect Mexican daughter”.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez
Published on Marc 05, 2019
Published by Ember
Genre/Themes: Family, Grief
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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is a very emotional story that’s deeply rooted in family and love. It deals with so many important topics that can be summed up to two questions - Does the truth set you free? Do we really know the people we love?
I was first drawn to the book because of its title, which made me feel seen, like it was telling me “look you are not the only not perfect Mexican daughter”. I started reading and as I got to know Julia I felt even more seen.
Julia is a Mexican girl that is plagued by sadness from the lost of her sister., Her sadness is not the kind of sadness that starts going away with time or that goes away little by little as one starts to heal. Her sadness is only getting stronger and she starts to feel less and less like herself. She knows she’s not the perfect daughter, she wants to go away for college, become a writer, andtravel. Being perfect was her sister’s role,but now with her sister gone she starts to wonder if her sister was as perfect as she appeared, what if she wasn’t? Throughout the story she discovers the truth.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter deals with these important topics in a way that sometimes feels a little too relatable, with very intriguing characters that will make you feel a little less alone.
Daniela Gz Vega. She/Her.
Is a mexican creative writing student, writer and poet that dreams of someday having her own stories published for the world to read. She has been an avid reader and lover of stories from the moment her arms could support books.In addition to her love for books she loves movies and has a soft spot for the ones that represent her culture. As an advocate for good latinx representation across literature she's creator of the Con Sabor Reading Challenge, part of the Colored Pages Book Tours, and The Latinx Book Club co-host.
You can find her on her blog, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram as @ofstarsandpages.