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The Education of Margot Sanchez
by Lilliam Rivera


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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
The supermarket
Everyone else

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.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781481472111
  • ISBN-10: 1481472119
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 304
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


Related Categories

Books > > Family - General (see also headings under Social Themes)
Books > > Social Themes - Dating & Sex
Books > > Social Themes - Class Differences

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-11-21
  • Reviewer: Staff

Margot Sanchez, the great brown hope of her family, is caught between the wealthy, white world of Somerset Prep, the private school she attends, and that of her Rich Adjacent Latino family, which owns two supermarkets in the Bronx. Margot changed her personal style in order to befriend the popular girls at Somerset, and shes desperate to spend the summer with them in the Hamptons. Instead, she is stuck stocking shelves and working the deli counter at the supermarketpunishment for stealing her fathers credit card for a shopping spreeand trying to reconnect with the friends she left behind. Debut novelist Rivera doesnt sugarcoat Margots conflicted life as the teenager juggles the sexist attitudes from the men in her family, the judgments from cashieristas at the store and her party-happy Somerset friends alike, romantic conflicts involving boys from school and the neighborhood, and family crises that arise. Margot makes mistakes, misplaces her trust, and gradually reestablishes who she is in an emotional story about class, race, hard work, and finding ones place. Ages 14up. Agent: Eddie Schneider, Jabberwocky Literary. (Feb.)

 
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