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The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez by Alan Sitomer
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Mar 21, 2010

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A very honest, open portrayal of a Mexican-American girl living in the "barrio" in the U.S. I like the mix of Spanish and English (the Spanish words always explained in English). I enjoyed following Sonia, a very high-achieving student who faces many barriers to her potential graduation from high school, all of which come from her family's expectations of her. What I did not like about the book was its crudeness- it did not simply contain curse words, but described in detail bodily functions and teen language. While it may be realistic of how people actual act, think and talk, it was personally uncomfortable for me to read at times.

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