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BookI Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
AuthorErika L. Sánchez
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Perfect Mexican daughters don’t go to college. And they don’t move out of their parents’ house after they graduate from high school. The perfect Mexican daughters never leave their families.

But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role.

Then, in a tragic accident on Chicago’s busiest street, Olga dies, leaving Julia to rebuild the shattered parts of her family. And no one seems to realize that Julia is broken too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her pain into showing her all the possible ways Julia failed.

But it doesn’t take long for Julia to discover that Olga may not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend Lorena and her first love, especially boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was really there more to her sister’s story? And anyway, how can Julia even try to live up to the seemingly impossible ideal?

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When I was really struggling with my depression at a young age, someone who wanted to comfort me said something to me that made me feel a thousand times worse for a long time. He said that people with depression are “deep, sensitive, caring people” and that we worry too much about others and don’t spend enough time worrying about ourselves.

I felt like garbage for not feeling sensitive or caring. I was angry all the time, mostly at myself but also at others. I despised myself just a little more than the things and people around me. I walked away from this person who hated me a little bit more that day because I was like, ‘Oh great, so not only am I depressed, I’m selfish and hateful, I don’t even feel depressed for who I am. ” target.”

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It really ruined me.

And while it’s true that some people with depression are outwardly loving and compassionate, it’s also a state that can make you incredibly self-centered through no fault of your own. I don’t think enough people really talk about the different ways depression can manifest. Sometimes it’s a deep sense of despair that feels like a nagging sadness.

Sometimes it’s empty. Sometimes it’s anger. While I understand why so many readers have been put off by Julia as the narrator because of her sarcasm, attitude, and explosive, confrontational anger, I actually relate more to her than I have to any other YA character in a long time, in The Way Like he actually behaves is very much like me as a teenager.

I can understand that it can be difficult to like someone as a person if they don’t like themselves. Mental disorders, especially depression, can be incredibly self-centered. When you’re feeling down inside, it’s really difficult to find the energy to care for others, and Julia is so consumed by her pain that she seems selfish, but she really needs help badly.

Julia has a lot on her mind. Her perfect older sister just passed away and her parents are grieving. Olga, the sister, always had a better relationship with her parents than Julia. Olga knew what her parents expected and was only too happy to comply. However, Julia does not adhere to the traditional beliefs that her parents brought her from Mexico. He does not like to cook, does not want to get married and is very concerned about Catholicism and conservative values.

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She wants to go far, far away to college and eventually become a writer. The gulf between her and her parents feels very wide, and although her parents try to show their love, they do so in a way that Julia perceives as ignoring her own wants and desires, and Julia with the terrible and self-consuming weight from her own depression, has neither the means nor the will to breach the abyss.

And sometimes the pressure of having to meet so many expectations and the crushing threat of failure hanging over her head makes her feel like she’s about to explode.

This is a great book on many levels. As I said, the portrayal of depression is incredibly relatable. I loved that the author manifested Julia’s depression as anger because I think it shows how many teenagers misbehave because of hidden issues that aren’t so obvious. Meg Medina did something similar in YAQUI DELGADO, with the heroine withdrawing into herself and acting out of a depression caused by bullying at school.

I also really enjoyed how the author wrote about Mexican culture and that there were parts of it that Julia genuinely loved and parts that she tried to distance herself from, and this is especially evident when Julia’s parents follow her Send Mexico to make her feel better, and Julia begins to question her own privilege and how she misunderstood some of her parents’ intentions.

It reminded me a bit of PATRON SAINT OF NOTHING where a character goes to the Philippines and cements his identity by making him more aware of his roots while also making him realize how much he’s had to learn from his prejudices about his own culture. prospect of life in the United States.

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There are so many great conversations and dialogues in this book. sexual abuse suicidal thoughts depression. Please and disappoint your parents. Be the first in your family to go to college. Mental health. cultural identity. Immigration. fear of deportation. family sacrifice. Privilege. Bad communication. The divisions that can arise between generations. family values. Obligation. have a date Socioeconomic Status. And just… so much.

It’s a mature book for young adults who aren’t afraid to approach difficult issues with finesse, and everything from Julia herself, to the way mental health is discussed, to the way Julia and her Parents deal with their own culture and their culture. The identity was influenced and shaped by living in the United States as immigrants, and how age and generation affected that configuration – everything was so brilliant and the ending was satisfying.

I have seen some people complain that there is too much Spanish in this book and yes there is. However, you can probably guess most of this from the context. I’ll admit I’m biased: I speak Spanish as a second language, so I knew most of the words, and I could look up or guess the ones I didn’t know. Although I really liked it. I think it adds a lot of depth to the book and it sounds like the way people around me talk in real life.

Spanish speakers living in the US alternately weave English and Spanish in and out, whichever word or phrase comes first, and I really don’t think the book would have felt as comfortably natural without all the Spanish words and phrases. . . Some of them are actually quite naughty or lewdly offensive, so if you search for the words you can have quite a bit of fun.

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