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THINGS/PEOPLE MARGOT HATES:
Mami, for destroying my 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
Sánchez 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 Moisés—the admittedly good looking but outspoken boy from the neighborhood—keep her from her goal.
I have heard such good things about this book that I knew I needed to get to it ASAP. I’m really pleased that I found time for it because I thought it was a decent read. Lilliam Rivera is a fantastic writer. I couldn’t believe that it was her debut!
I would describe The Education Of Margot Sanchez as a story about becoming who you really are. Margot is desperate to be liked by the popular gang at her private school. Margot has two sides… her side where she pretends she’s has a wealthier more edgy side to her to her peers at school. Then there’s the side that is family orientated and proud to be different/expressive. The story follows Margot as she grows and develops as a person and works out who she really wants to be.
Margot starts off as such as annoying, insipid character, but she really does grow as a character throughout the book. That’s something I really enjoy. I also really salute to lack of insta-love. Too often a girl falls in love at first sight and it makes my eyes roll. This didn’t happen between Margot and Moises. I also loved how as a reader, we’re left wondering whether they got together or not. I don’t always like ambiguity in a story, but this really worked for me.
I loved that this story had a Latina character. I also appreciated the many issues represented in this story, despite the fact that the story is less than 300 pages. It’s much deeper than you first anticipate. I loved how this story didn’t wrap everything up. Life isn’t wrapped up for anyone and that should also be the case in stories. Much more real!
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