Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sofi Mendoza's Guide to Getting Lost in Mexico by Malin Alegria

Sofi is Mexican, but doesn't really know how to speak spanish or anything about Mexico. Her parents crossed the border and now they live in America. She wants to go to some party in Mexico so lies to her parents and going down there, but her crush for years Nick ends up what she doesn't expect. As they're going back across the border, her green card doesn't work so she's forced to stay in Mexico, with her dad's sister and their family, two insanely hyper boys, her uncle and her cousin. She's devastated and hates it, but slowly starts to appreciate her family there and Mexico itself. She meets Andres, and really does love him. Then there's finally a way for her to get back, her grandma finds documents to show that she was born there. So she goes back, but not the same person as before. I thought this was really good, and definitely captured how lost someone can be about their life, and their own culture and about love. It's so sad how some people live, while we here in America just care about buying more and more things, and about money. I wish it wasn't like that. But anyways, this was an amazing book about how one little choice can change your whole life.

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