I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Written by:
Erika L. Sánchez
Narrated by:
Kyla Garcia

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2017
9 hours 41 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “stunning” (America Ferrera) YA novel about a teenager coming to terms with losing her sister and finding herself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.

“Alive and crackling—a gritty tale wrapped in a page-turner. ”—The New York Times

Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.
But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role.
Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.
But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend Lorena, and her first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister’s story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal?
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Sonia D.

Absolutely love this audiobook. I’ve heard great reviews about it through some friends. It is very realistic coming from a Mexican/American/Chicagoan.

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dora l

I love this book. It made cry, laugh, and reflect. I recommend this book ????

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Loren M.

Enjoyed this book, very spot on with the mexican culture. I would have liked for the narrator to have been a bit more authentic with certain pronunciations.

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Jaime Vega

Being 1st generation Mexican American so much of her experience and thought process was familiar. Highly recommend this book.

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Andrea A.

This is an interesting story, just be prepared to listen to a character who is constantly critical of most people and situations she encounters. If you can get past the constant complaining, it's worth listening to. I agree with other reviews that the narrator struggles with Spanish pronunciation, which is annoying to hear. However, the overall story is engaging and colorful.

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Emily A.

Amazing book that I could relate to. Written in such a beautiful style

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So raw, real, and inspirational

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Dominique P.

Very good book. As a Latina myself I can relate to this book. We ourselves try so hard to be a better individual for our parents and family , but it’s sometimes hard to get the same support back because they never got that support from their parents. But Over all 5 stars !

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This book was amazing. The narration was excellent. I enjoyed the cultural authenticity and the female protagonists' loyalty and free thinking spirit.

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Wow! This book brought so many memories of my teen days, I connected with Julia in so many ways. I never understood why I rebelled against tradition until I understood is simply because I Didn’t want to be like my parents. Sounds so messed up to say, but I always wanted more and I didn’t want to be stuck with my life. This story was beautifully written. It made me laugh and cry. I will keep on recommending this book.

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Amy M.

This book made me feel feeling I haven’t felt in a while, as someone who went thru similar upbringings I felt a big connection, I would recommend this book to anyone ESPECIALLY anyone in the Latinx community

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Espy S.

Excellant! I loved every bit of it.

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