The Education of Margot Sánchez

The Education of Margot S nchez Creat Lilliam Rivera

The Education of Margot Sánchez Creat Lilliam Rivera Viral Books Lilliam Rivera is an award winning writer and author of THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ, a contemporary young adult novel available now from Simon Schuster Recently named a 2017 Face to Watch by the Los Angeles Times, Lilliam s work has appeared in Tin House, Los Angeles Times, and Latina, to name a few She lives in Los Angeles with her family where she s completing her second novel Visit her at LilliamRivera.. Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming of age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted from debut author Lilliam RiveraINGS PEOPLE MARGOT HATES Mami, for destroying my social lifePapi, for allowing Junior to become a NeanderthalJunior, for becomiPretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming of age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted from debut author Lilliam RiveraINGS PEOPLE MARGOT HATES Mami, for destroying my social lifePapi, for allowing Junior to become a NeanderthalJunior, for becoming a NeanderthalThis supermarketEveryone elseAfter borrowing her father s credit card to finance a stylish wardrobe, Margot S nchez suddenly finds herself grounded And by grounded, she means working as an indentured servant in her family s struggling grocery store to pay off her debts With each order of deli meat she slices, Margot can feel her carefully cultivated prep school reputation slipping through her fingers, and she s willing to do anything to get out of this punishment Lie, cheat, and maybe even steal Margot s invitation to the ultimate beach party is within reach and she has no intention of letting her family s drama or Mois s the admittedly good looking but outspoken boy from the neighborhood keep her from her goal.. A viral Book The Education of Margot Sánchez 4.5 Stars This was a very fun, quick read about a teenager who is made to work at her father's supermarket for using his credit card without permission. But it does tackle some heavy subjects as well! While she works there, Margot will meet new people and make new friends, and struggle to maintain the normalcy of her previous life and relationships. I say previous life because this summer will change Margot profoundly.Margot's "education" will be about gentrification, privilege, and the complexity of relationships - both familial and romantic. I highly recommend it. It's out in 2/21/2017, so you should preorder! Read the in-depth review on my blog,Read Diverse Books.

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  1. Lilliam Rivera is an award winning writer and author of THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ, a contemporary young adult novel available now from Simon Schuster Recently named a 2017 Face to Watch by the Los Angeles Times, Lilliam s work has appeared in Tin House, Los Angeles Times, and Latina, to name a few She lives in Los Angeles with her family where she s completing her second novel Visit her at LilliamRivera.

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  1. 4.5 Stars This was a very fun, quick read about a teenager who is made to work at her father s supermarket for using his credit card without permission But it does tackle some heavy subjects as well While she works there, Margot will meet new people and make new friends, and struggle to maintain the normalcy of her previous life and relationships I say previous life because this summer will change Margot profoundly.Margot s education will be about gentrification, privilege, and the complexity of [...]


  2. Margot stole her dad s credit card and spent 600 to fit in with two popular girls from her elite prep school, so her dad makes her spend the summer working at his supermarket She starts out the story wanting to be liked for superficial labels what she can acquire, but eventually learns how to be real There s a variety of strong side characters with their own battles, like her troubled brother and a young former drug dealer who s now a community activist trying to save a neighborhood from gentrif [...]


  3. 3.75 These characters are absolutely infuriating But real This book touches on a lot of really important issues, and it s so unapologetically Boricua I recommend it.


  4. I had some world issues with this book and a few character reader connection issues Other wise it was a good book overall but it fell short in a few places Video coming soon


  5. Margot wants to be someone else.However, her family, friends, and pseudo community will guarantee her desire won t happen The Education of Margot Sanchez is a coming of age story featuring a Latina coping with two masks the one she wears when she s at Somerset Prep and it s ritzy, privileged crowd and the one, geared towards her true self, she wears around her father, mother, brother, best friend Elizabeth, and a guy locking her heart down without her permission, Moises.Pretty in Pink meets the [...]


  6. Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for approving my request for a free digital copy in exchange for a review It pains me to say that I did not enjoy The Education of Margot Sanchez TEOMS I would describe TEOMS as Gossip Girl with a Latina lead, which is truly refreshing as reader In fact, this book can easily be expanded into a series However, I found the lead character vapid and selfish There little to no character development, and what development there is to speak of only occurs within the [...]


  7. After being caught stealing money from her father, Margot s summer will be spent working at the family store, rather than in the Hamptons with the girls she wants to have an in with at her school It s a summer that, than she anticipates, teaches Margot a million and two lessons about life, family, secrets, and about how to be her own person.The voice in this book is phenomenal and the story itself is SO teen The trouble Margot finds herself in is big stuff but it s big stuff in the sense of the [...]



  8. 3.5 stars I had extremely high expectations and sadly, I have to say that the book didn t quite deliver There are a lot of things I loved about it, but also some things that the book lacked I especially found the ending not really satisfying because while all the conflicts were or less worked out, there were still scenes that I wished for that never happened But I loved the heroine Margot, in all her flawed glory though I wanted to shake her sometimes , the complicated family dynamics though I [...]


  9. Arriba la diversidad En este libro, hay mucha representaci n latina Nuestra protagonista, m s bien casi todos los personajes, son de Puerto Rico que viven en Nueva York, por las calles de Bronx No se me ocurren palabras para describir que tan identificada y cercana me sent , no con la protagonista, sino con el entorno familiar Expresiones, actitudes, referencias, etc de mi querida Isla del Encanto Sin embargo, no le pongo mis 5 estrellas porque me hubiese gustado que hubiera m s desarrollo con l [...]


  10. Sometimes a book really lives up to its totally gorgeous cover Margot Sanchez is so endearingly flawed and real As a kid who crossed class cultural boundaries to attend private high school, I really identified with her struggle to reconcile her new self with her family and community of origin And that community is so brilliantly nuanced I loved seeing so many stereotype busting Latinx characters in one book Elizabeth, Moises, Paloma, Mami, and Jasmine had my heart strings especially Each has suc [...]


  11. 4.5 Stars Thank you Simon Schuster and Lilliam Rivera for the eGalley of The Education Of Margot Sanchez in exchange for an honest review I devoured this book loved every minute I spent flipping pages this weekend I ve said it before I ll say it again, there is something special for a reader when they pick up a ownvoices book I ve heard this book be described as familial and comforting by other Latinx readers bloggers I couldn t agree Full review to come on my blog Lairofbooks Link is in the bi [...]


  12. Margot Sanchez is in big trouble She used her father s credit card to update her wardrobe and now she s stuck behind the deli counter of the family grocery store, working off the charges as punishment But Margot isn t going to let anyone or anything stand in the way of her dreams and schemes When she learns of an exclusive beach party, she s set on attending, even if it means getting in trouble A charming coming of age novel about how when you re a teen it can seem like your parents are trying [...]



  13. 2.5I had a feeling I wouldn t like Margot going into this book She s extremely privileged and shallow, which is made loudly known at certain points She s very reminiscent of Sam from Before I Fall, but at least, Sam grew with the novel Margot didn t, really Margot Princesa Sanchez has been forced to work at her father s supermarket after maxing out her father s credit card There, she s forced to deal with her older, overprotective brother, Junior, Papi s inane rules, and frown while her friends [...]


  14. Disclosure I was given an eARC from Simon Schuster and Jellybooks in exchange for reading statistics Release Date February 21, 2017 No spoilers Before I start the actual review, I want you to just take a moment A moment where you imagine yourself as a child, a child who doesn t know what they look like A child who grew up hearing But you don t look x, You look like you have a raccoon on your head, or worse silence Now imagine you see a YouTube video from a booktuber saying she doesn t give two c [...]


  15. 4.5Fantastic story about a Latina girl who tried so hard to be somebody else, to learn how to undo herself to please others that she only ended up getting in trouble Trouble that led to punishment, which led to some hard punishments, which led to her learning the most important lessons of her life.The writing was a little choppy, and sometimes it worked for Margot s voice and sometimes it made the story seem stilted But I really liked Margot and her story.More later.


  16. Margot s voice is perfectly teen She is self absorbed yet open to learning about the world around her She is consumed by petty goals and desires yet has a real desperate need to figure out what she s truly meant to do and live for She is both shallow and deep She is incredibly real and the situations she finds herself in are very much typical teen problems The cover makes this book seem like it might be edgier than it actually is Margot s family has some serious problems, and part of her journe [...]



  17. Check out this and other reviews on my young adult book blog, Here s to Happy Endings The Education of Margot Sanchez is one of those books that I couldn t help but love.The characters were fun, the plot of the book was a good one, and the cover went really well with the story There s a lot of emphasis on family, even if it isn t always in a positive light.Margot Sanchez, called Princesa by her family and those in her neighborhood who know her, is looking at a long and terribly boring summer wor [...]



  18. This book was the perfect way to start my 2017 It s fun, full of drama, and best of all It s diverse I must admit that the main reason of my enjoyment of this book is that I felt represented Sometimes I could see myself in the main character and well it had me sold Margot Sanchez lives a relatively privileged life Her family owns a chain of supermarkets just two supermarkets, but why not call it a chain to make it sound better, right which is why her family can afford to send her to Somerset, a [...]


  19. 3.5 5The Education of Margot Sanchez was a total cover lure for me The promise of a Puerto Rican family just sealed the deal for me Lilliam Rivera is a great writer and I foresee a very bright future for her if she continues with such solid writing Here are some of my quick opinions about the book First things first, Margot is not going to be the protagonist for everyone She is one angry girl, and she s not afraid to let out her frustrations She wasn t particularly likeable I thought her constan [...]


  20. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineI was really enjoying this one, with its themes of personal identity, separating from family, and the whole fish out of water aspect of Margot being in a fancy private school and not feeling quite right, but not feeling quite right at her family s grocery store, either Then the f bombs started falling and I knew it wasn t for middle grade readers A shame, but we all have our philosophical stands Bad language is just inexcusable And vulgar If students want t [...]


  21. Ugh, so voicey it almost made me sick I love Margot so much for all her rough edges plus our shared quirk of list making for EVERYTHING and her relationship with her brother feels so much like mine with my brother The depth of the side characters and how important they are to Margot s story is noteworthy too I usually forget about the secondaries shortly after I finish a book, but this is one time where I definitely won t.Also, I called it on Jasmine s secret guy and who was stealing money Total [...]



  22. Very well written I got sucked into the typical life of a 15 year old who worries about what other people think of her She tries too hard to fit in at her new experience private school where she got in trouble and is now paying back her Papi This really shines a light on how stupid teenagers can be I know I wasn t like these kids but I knew kids like this Very enjoyable and a fast read I liked Margot even though she was a selfish person Well rounded characters.


  23. I m glad I bought this book Sometimes the writing isn t very strong lots of short, choppy sentences or unrealistic dialogue , but I really liked the story We have a lot of books about white girls who learn about themselves and learn that being popular isn t always the most important thing, and I loved this for being that story with a Latina protagonist I liked the characters and that everyone had depth good people messed up and did bad things, just like in real life and wasn t a stereotype Also, [...]


  24. This review and many can be found on my blog Feed Your Fiction AddictionMargot has remade herself so that she can fit in at her boarding school She feels like she has to follow the lead of the popular and rich girls, and that has led her to make some incredibly poor decisions When she steals her father s credit card and charges 600 worth of clothes to it, she s forced to spend the summer working at her father s store to pay him back While she s there, her two worlds collide and she can t seem t [...]


  25. This review has also been posted on Xpresso Reads2k17, the year where my eyes tear up because of everything Currently tearing up because I wish I was a teen and I wish I could have had all these wonderful ownvoices books in my life as a teen I am not Latinx but goddamnit, it is so so SO good to read so many ownvoices novels with non white main characters It is so good to see a POC main character and its so incredibly good to see a POC character in familiar tropes Don t ever let anyone tell you t [...]


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