Lilliam Rivera’s debut novel, The Education of Margot Sanchez, is one of those powerful stories that challenges who you are as a person, and sticks with you long after you’ve finished reading the story. 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. Check out the full description below:
Things/People Margot Hates:
Mami, for destroying her social life
Papi, for allowing Junior to become a Neanderthal
Junior, for becoming a Neanderthal
After “borrowing” her father’s credit card to finance a more stylish wardrobe, Margot Sanchez 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 Moises—the admittedly good looking but outspoken boy from the neighborhood—keep her from her goal.
Yes, we know what you’re thinking…it sounds SO GOOD!
Has this put you in the mood to immerse yourself in the sights of the Latinx culture of the Bronx? Great, because we just so happen to be featuring an extended excerpt right now (available until August 14th) so you can jump right in! As a bonus, enjoy the sounds of the Bronx as you read along, thanks to this playlist from author Lilliam Rivera!