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The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales
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Feb 27, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: multicultural, ya

** spoiler alert ** This is a good book about growing up with dreams that are different from your family and occasionally culture's dreams and goals. Sofia is smart and wants more than what is readily available, but she achieves this by getting a scholarship to a private boarding school. She is able to achieve her dreams of college and seeing the world as well as embrace her culture and work to make her barrio better.

I've been getting more emotional with age and started to tear up when Sofia's father died. Definitely more of a girl book, possibly older juvie can read and handle it. Nothing sexual, violent, or drug use/reference.

Looking back it reminded me a bit of "House on Mango Street" not in the style of writing, but more in the childhood growing into a successful adult.
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