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Falling Too Fast

(Border Town #3)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  13 reviews
In Dos Rios, Texas, things aren't always as they seem.
Alexis Garza has music in her blood. She's certain that one day, she'll be leaving the border town of Dos Rios, Texas behind for a glamorous life of singing stardom. Until then, however, she'll have to content herself with belting her heart out at voice classes, going to high school mariachi band practice, and helping
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Scholastic Inc.
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Erasmo Guerra
Dec 30, 2012 rated it liked it
While the first two books in the series were quick page-turners, this one was just okay and I struggled to get to the end. Maybe I shouldn't have read too many of these books in a row, but by the time I got to this third installment in the YA series, I was burnt out on Alexis Garza and her bratty self-absorption. She's my least favorite character. She's like bubblegum being popped in your face. The story itself is a good primer on high school mariachi groups, but it never really captured my inte ...more
There were some disappointing factors to this book. It sort of reminded me of the Baby Sitters Club series way back in the 80s/90s that never stuck with one character and you learned the stories of several girls when all you really cared about was Claudia or Anne. (Sorry, little kid flashback here.) Instead of being treated to Fabiola's story we learn more about her silly younger sister Alexis. This to me was bad, because there were some issues from the last novel centering around Fabiola and Mi ...more
Mary Sanchez
Dec 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hispanic-authors
It's refreshing to find Latino kids on the cover of a book! Falling Too Fast, one book in the Border Town series, features the youngest Garza sister,15-year-old Alexis, a budding mariachi singer, who is looking for romance. She half-heartedly believes the old woman in the herb shop who predicts Alexis' cousin Santiago will help her meet a young man. The young man Alexis sees just so happens to be the lead singer in another high school mariachi group and Alexis uses her talents and convinces her ...more
Alison John
Mar 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Border Town: Falling Too Fast
By Malin Alegria
Realistic Fiction
186 pages

Alexis is just an ordinary girls with big dreams. Alexis has a passion for music. She dreams to be a famous singer one day. Alexis is in the school's mariachi band and hopes she will be able to perform this year. Alexis meets the leader of their rival school's mariachi band. Alexis thinks he's super cute but she doesn't even know if he knows that she exists. Alexis will do whatever it takes to be noticed and heard.

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Izabella Burzynski
I really enjoyed this book for many reasons, I liked how the book was easy to relate to as a high school student and how the book was pretty easy to understand and comprehend. This book I feel like could have added a little more detail in understanding what is going on throughout the book. the story line of the book was good, and could be easily understand and related to. the author had done a good job on like I said making this book a friendly and easy book to read, also the idea of a high scho ...more
Bea Elwood
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sixth-grade
Never judge a book by its cover, I was blown away with how much I liked this book. I have some students who want to read romance novels and I roll my eyes (on the inside of course) but this one I could recommend in a heart beat.
Diane Ferbrache
Teen romance set on the Texas/Mexico border. Several teens connected to each other by blood or friendship. Pretty predictable for adults, but interesting themes that should appeal to teens. Easy to read and believable.
Jadake P.
it really entertain me and it is a good book
Erica Dominguez
It was a great book I enjoyed it and I didn't want to stop reading it.
Deena Samuel
May 14, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was a real page turner, but I felt it was a bit too short for me.
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Jonas Perez
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good quick read. I related to it personally because I am from the Rio Grande Valley, where the story takes place. Accurate, though not entirely, I enjoyed the fact that presentation of "Valley Culture" wasn't didactic but relative--this is both a strength and weakness of its presentation though. The Mestizo presentation was assumed and thereby enjoyable as relevant, but even in all its relativity it's adherence to Mexico is only nostalgic. The characters are Americans with Mexican nam ...more
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read the books out of order but it doesn't seem to have affected the storyline. I really do hope the author comes up with some new books.

This book featured my least favorite character. She wants to swallow life too quickly so we all know she's going to get burnt or burn out. She's selfish although she does begin to learn how to care about others in this book.
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Malín Alegria was raised in San Francisco’s Mission District. She’s a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and received her MA in Education. She is a teacher, permaculture consultant, Aztec dancer, and performer. She’s preformed and wrote with Teatro Nopal & the WILL Collective. Malin’s is a member of SCBWI, TNAFA, and the ultra fabulous Nopalitas. “Estrella’s Quinceñera” was published by Simon & Schuster ...more

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