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Confetti Girl

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  3,036 ratings  ·  261 reviews
Apolonia "Lina" Flores is a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's just looking for answers. Even though her house is crammed full of books (her dad's a bibliophile), she's having trouble figuring out some very big questions, like why her dad seems to care about books more than her, why her best friend's divorced mom is obsessed with making ...more
Paperback, 198 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Scholastic Inc. (first published January 1st 2009)
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Abby Johnson
Lina Flores, sock enthusiast, budding scientist, and volleyball player, is dealing with family, crushes, and surviving middle school. Her mother died two years ago and her father retreats into his books, preferring to ignore the outside world. How can Lina get his attention while dealing with everything else?

This is Latina Judy Blume (and that's definitely a compliment coming from me!). Hooray for a book with a Latina protagonist where race is not an Issue! Highly recommended.

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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

CONFETTI GIRL should be a big hit with the middle grade market. It takes a Latino backdrop and combines it with likeable characters experiencing the typical ups and downs of middle school life and puts it all in a fun, eye-catching cover.

Meet Apolonia (Lina) and her crazy sock collection. She sees herself as overly tall and gawky with skinny legs, an interest in science, and a sometimes annoying directness. Lina lives with her fathe
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Ling Ling
I enjoyed and loved this book. The book is centered around a girl, who struggles with common girl problems, all while dealing with life problems as well, which is totally relatable. The other characters in the book were interesting, because of what you learn about each of them like their current obsession, when the main character interacts with them, or narrates. I think I enjoyed this book more because it was in a girl's perspective or point-of-view. I also loved that the author used first pers ...more
Lindsey
This book was okay, it was almost geared toward a younger reader then myself. Over all I liked it. Apolonia (Lina) Flores lives in Corpus Christi, Texas with her father. She’s also Mexican–American, has recently suffered the loss of her mother and grown frustrated with her widowed father who has literally, and metaphorically, buried himself in books. Apolonia Flores, nicknamed Lina, struggles with her father's concept that "books are your best friends" ("Los amigos mejores son libros"). That is ...more
Rhiannon
Lina Flores is a sock enthusiast, volleyball playing, science lover who is just searching for answers. Why does her dad care more about books than he does about her? Why is her best friend’s divorced mom so obsessed with making cascarones? And most importantly, why did her mom die last year? Her life is filled with an assortment of people, interests, and unexpected changes. Lina’s life is nothing more than a big bowl of confetti.
Mr. Flores is Lina’s dad. He is a high school English teacher and
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Gabriella
I really enjoyed the book Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez.I think this book would fall under realistic ficton because it is about a 13 year old girl named Lina Flores and she is trying to get through tough times in her life when her mom dies. Even though this tradegy happens Lina is still an energetic sock enthuisist who loves to be with her friend Vanessa who is sometimes their for her but other times not.I really think this book was great and also it can give you answers that may help you solve p ...more
03MckenzieO
The Confetti Girl By Diana Lopez
Year 2010
199 pages

This book is intended for teens and young adults or really any age. This book is a really fun read and could be for all ages. The main issue in the book is issues between friends and parents. Also getting good grades is a great way to loose privileges with friends.

The settings throughout this book are school, Vanessa's house and Lina's house and around town. Lina and Vanessa are the main characters in this book. They are best friends who live acr
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Estefany Ibarra
Do you like books about friendships? Well if you do then this is the perfect book for you to read. The genre of this book is realistic fiction.In my opinion i think this is a good book because Lina faces some challenges with her dad and also her best friend vanessa.

The setting of this book is in Linas house and sometimes in Vanessas house.The major events that happened in this book is that when her dad came to see her play at her volleyball game he didnt pay attention he read a book instead of
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Ruby Ng
In this interesting book Lina Flores and her best friend Vanessa love to play vollyball.They also love science.Lina's dad teaches a reading class for high schoolers.Lina feels as if she and her dad don't really talk much because ever since her mom passed away last year.Her dad cares more about books than anything.Vanessa's mom is divorced and she loves to make cascarones which is egg shells and glue stuck together with confetti in the inside they are really decorative and fun to have around eas ...more
Jordan
Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez is a mix of love and hatrid between friends and family. Lina gets made fun of for her long legs and gets called a "daddy long legs" by some of the jocks at her middle school. She is on the volleyball team with her friend Vanessa whos mom is obsessed with cascarones which are empty eggs filled with confetti and you crack it over peoples heads to give them good luck. Vanessa is a "swan" as Lina reffers to her. Her dad is a highschool English teacher and her mom passed ...more
Brailyn
I um truly fell in love with this novel!
Definetly in my top favorites! It's basicly about this girl 14 named Lina and her mom died and her dad is a bibliophile so he loves books. and well she is coping with changes with her best friend they both have realashionshiups with these boys. so read to find out what happens to lina and her best friend Vanessa!
Jacqueline
I recommend Confetti Girl. I rate it five stars.

Setting: The story takes place in Apolonia "Lina" Flores house and her school. Lina house is full of books because her dad is a bibliophile. since her dad is a bibliophile she doesn't have a TV and that's why she is always bored.

Main Character: The main character is Lina. She is a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's is looking for answers. Because 3she is always bored she organized socks.

Problem: The problem is t
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Katie
I read "Confetti Girl" by Diana Lopez. This book is about Apolonia (Lina) Flores. A lover of socks, science, and volleyball, and the girl in love with Luis, the cute, stuttering, and curly haired boy that Lina has had her eye on since forever. When her mother dies from a blood infection in her leg, her dad, Homero, falls deeper and deeper into his books until he no longer sees what is most important- his daughter. When Lina starts failing english, Homero finally understands that books aren't ev ...more
Emma
At first, I thought this book was shallow and girly, but towards the end, it was a little more meaningful and has a good message. Quick read, some talk of feminine coming of age things. Not my favorite, but ok.
Sam
This book was good. I liked it because I could relate to what happens in the book. Also the author had good word choice that made in better as a book.
Wendy
Feb 03, 2010 Wendy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jan Sasser
Delightful! Something like a good Judy Blume, but without anything embarrassing.
Dean Deters
Confetti Girl

Summary-Linas mom died and she is really sad and her freind keeps coming to talk to her boyfreind and Lina got mad and told her to not come to her house any more.

setting-Thhe house because thats were she lives and thats were she is most of is most of the time.

Character trait- Lina is kind and she likes socks alot and she likes volleyball.

most important event-
Thers like a little holiday that spanish people do. When somone dies in ther family they go visit there grave and talk to
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Cindy Rodriguez
In Confetti Girl, López masterfully blends serious middle school issues, like friendships and first kisses, with the even more serious issues middle schoolers face, such as the death of one parent and the paralyzing grief of the other. Apolonia “Lina” Flores is an easily lovable character with her crazy socks and desire to do well on the volleyball court and in the classroom. But everything starts to unravel as Lina’s dad gets lost in books and her best friend, Vanessa, gets lost in Carlos’s dre ...more
Telka
This book is about a girl named Lina. Lina is just like every other girl in her town, only she really wants to find out answeres to EVERYTHING. Why did her mom die?, why does her dad have way to many books in their house?, why does her best friend's mom make castrones when she is depressed? Not only that, but her best friend Vanessa, is falling for a boy named Carlos, and hardly ever hangs out with her like she used to. As Lina's life is changing rapidly, she learns that trying to find answers ...more
Jessica
One of the main characters in Confetti Girl are inanimate objects - cascarones, confetti filled eggs that you crack on your friends' heads, spilling confetti everywhere. Lopez even includes a recipe for cascarones in the very beginning of the book. The real main character of the story, Lina, is best friends with Vanessa, whose mother is obsessed with making the confetti eggs. Lina is a very entertaining character, a girl who is crazy about her socks, and organizes them very carefully, she is als ...more
Evy
Jul 16, 2010 Evy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Janet, Barna
I have read quite a few books that have a bit of Spanish in them (not that I understand without a translation, or lots of access to a Spanish-speaking friend) and found them all two or three stars. If they were terribly good, however, they'd be a bit too old for me or a tidbit young. For example, the theme might be for someone above my age, or the Spanish book might be a picture book intended for first- or second-graders, or possibly even for a beginner in Rosetta Stone, trying out something new ...more
Ruthie's Ratings
Meet Apolonia "Lina" Flores - a teenage sock collector with a knack for sports. Underneath, though, she's just a girl looking for answers. For instance, why is she stuck with her too-tall, too-skinny build when her best friend looks like a supermodel? Why does her dad, an English professor, care more about books than her? And, most of all, why did her mom have to die last year? But, as Lina's mother used to say, the sun always shines after the rain.

Plot------------------------------- 19/20
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Rhianna Schmidt
Lina is just a ordinary girl she loves science, volleyball, and Ugly Betty her favorite television show. Lina loves socks she collects them, which is very different but thats what she loves. Her best friend gets everything first her even her first kiss. But thats not the worst thing. The worst thing is her home life, with her dad, she only lives with her dad and her house is filled with books, books everywhere you look. Her dad is obcessed with books thats all he does is read and he expects Lina ...more
Hailey Crawford
This book Confetti Girl is about a girl named Lina Flores and she has loves. Socks she even has a big drawer full of them. Her dad is an English teacher at the highschool so he is always quoting things from books. He even has a library full of books. Her mom however died a year ago. Her and her best friend Vanessa has a mom who just got divorced and is obbsessed with making cascarones which are hallowed out egg shells fill with confetti. Her and Vanessa do everything together from playing sports ...more
Lillian
I chose this book because my mom wanted me to start reading more often and I saw this book in the scholastic book orders. I read the little description and it seemed pretty interesting. So I decided to get the book. The plot of this book is about a girl named Lina and her mother is obsessed with making Cascarones. which are hollow eggs filled with confetti. In Lina's culture, cracking the egg on somebody's head meant good luck. Lina's mom wants to make Cascarones at her daughters carnival and sc ...more
Natalie  Harvey
The cover of this book made me think it would be light and fun, a fiesta. And while parts of it were humorous, this story is really about the relationship of a girl and her father and how they deal with the loss of the mother/wife. I didn't love it at the time, but now that I'm thinking more about it, I appreciate the fact that the death of the mother didn't dominate the story. Lina, the main character, goes on with her everyday life - she fights and makes up with her best friend, has her first ...more
Susie
Confetti Girl
Diana's Lopez
208 Pages
Realistic Fiction

Apolonia "Lina" Flores' life is full of ups and downs. Her mom just died, for who even knows why, her best friend's mom is obsessed with cascarones, confetti filled eggs, and her dad has had his nose in a book for forever. When her best friend, Vanessa, goes head over heels for a boy named Carlos and ditches her, she turns to her dad for help but receives nothing in return. Her English grades are failing, and the only good thing in life is her
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Zulmara
Confetti Girl
Diana Lopez
http://www.dianalopezbooks.com/

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Zulmara Cline


Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez is a delightful read for the tween group. After losing her mother to a staff infection, Lina and her father work to pick up the pieces and go on with their lives. It is a difficult transition with Lina's father becoming more and more withdrawn into his books and readings. Spending more time with his books than with his daughter, often ignoring her for the escape offered by the written word
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Vania
Confetti Girl by:Diana Lopez

I give this a 4 out of 5, because this is a really great book for girls or boys, but more girls in the age of 9 - 11 approximately, and I'm older than that. I really liked the book it is really great. I really liked this because it has Spanish and English and has a lot of good quotes

This book talks about a girl named Apolonia Flores but people call her Lina. Her dad is single and loves book probably more than he loves his daughter I don't know. Lina has a best friend
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