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Dad did leave one thing behind besides her crazy family Before he left he signed Liliana up for a school desegregation program called METCO And she’s been accepted Being accepted into METCO however isn’t the same as being accepted at her new school In her old school Liliana half Guatemalan and half Salvadorian was part of the majority where almost everyone was a person of color But now at Westburg where almost everyone is white the struggles of being a minority are unavoidable It becomes clear that the only way to survive is to lighten up whiten up And if Dad signed her up for this program he wouldn’t have just wanted Liliana to survive he would have want. For a moment I thought the blurb in the GR giveaway said Don t ask me for an advanced reader copyAnd I was like Wait

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Ed her to thrive So what if Liliana is now going by Lili So what if she’s acting like she thinks she’s better than her old friends It’s not a big deal It’s fine But then she discovers the gutting truth about her father He’s not on one of his side trips And it isn’t that he doesn’t want to come homehe can’t He’s undocumented and he’s been deported back to Guatemala Soon nothing is fine and Lili has to make a choice She’s done trying to make her white classmates and teachers feel comfortable Done changing who she is denying her culture and where she came from They want to know where she’s from what she’s about Liliana is ready to tell the. Rating 4 Stars Don t Ask Me Where I m From is a fantastic debut from De Leon that follows Liliana whose navigating a new school when she s accepted into the METCO program Character driven introspective and discussing various topics from immigration to racism this is a YA Contemporary you need on your TBR Where to start with this bookwell I absolutely loved it Lilana s voice is just so funny personal and filled with so much energy that it keeps you turning the page She s an avid writer and makes miniature sets in her free time her voice just leaps off the page she was a fantastic main character and if this wasn t a standalone I would ve absolutely loved books with her in the future So Liliana is accepted into a METCO program which means she s leaving her Boston school and heading to Westburg a predominately white HS With her father having disappeared since the summer she s navigating the new environment making friends with the other METCO students trying to connect with her best friend Jade a bit of romance all while dealing with microagressions among witnessing race related issues at Westburg She s struggling to show her true self at school and she s feeling lostAs someone from a Guatemalan family I truly can t put into words what it meant to read about a Guatemalan teen from a Guatemalan author I m literally sobbing at just how personal this book felt to me reading from Lili s POV All the little details like pepian relative visits and just seeing Liliana learn about her Guatemalan roots was just so relatable to me to discuss in review Lil s experience learning about her Guatemalan culture The plot is very slice of life seeing Liliana at school home with her friends it was all great to read She s also rightfully feeling sad because her father has been deported so she s reminiscing on her childhood with him and how he helped shaped her passions and much Themes of family coming of age friendship even tackling many topics from immigration to racism were all such vital parts of the story and De Leon really takes the time to navigate all of them Also as a whole its very much discusses and delves into contemporary topics through the lens of a Latina living in Boston through such a vibrant and wonderful character Although this book is ABSOLUTELY one of my new favorites my only issue which has me leaning towards 4 is that the writing reads very much like stream of consciousness where the story moves incredibly uickly at points and because your really in Lil s head its like your going from one thing to the next But I will say the writing style itself really gives you a sense of who Lil is she s someone who feels the need to hide and not fully be herself she s also witty observant and if your looking for a personalintrospective narrative this is the book for you Don t Ask Me Where I m From is a fantastic debut you don t want to miss Liliana is adjusting to her new school while confronting microagressions racism and learns to find her voice in order to take a stand Character driven thought provoking and wonderfully written its perfect for fans of The Poet X and Elizabeth Acevedo Don t Ask Me Where I m From is a must read for 2020Full ARC Reviewadditional notes to come The Joy in Business now going by Lili So what if she’s acting like she thinks she’s better than her old friends It’s Stuffed not a big deal It’s fine But then she discovers the gutting truth about her father He’s Cotas Claim not on one of his side trips And it isn’t that he doesn’t want to come homehe can’t He’s undocumented and he’s been deported back to Guatemala Soon The Captured Princess (Taken by Vikings, nothing is fine and Lili has to make a choice She’s done trying to make her white classmates and teachers feel comfortable Done changing who she is denying her culture and where she came from They want to know where she’s from what she’s about Liliana is ready to tell the. 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Jennifer De Leon ✓ 2 Read

First generation American LatinX Liliana Cruz does what it takes to fit in at her new nearly all white school But when family secrets spill out and racism at school ramps up she must decide what she believes in and take a standFifteen year old Liliana is fine thank you very much It’s fine that her best friend Jade is all caught up in her new boyfriend lately It’s fine that her inner city high school is disorganized and underfunded It’s fine that her father took off again okay maybe that isn’t fine but what is Liliana supposed to do She’s fifteen Being left with her increasingly crazy mom Fine Her heathen little brothers Fine fine fine But it turns out. FYI Despacito is not annoying And yes I am glad how Spanish is taking over TV Variety you know As long as we enjoy the art This book is just multicultural amazing One of the best YA contemporaries I have read till date I am so glad one of my most anticipated releases of the year went beyond my expectationsIt gave me the The Hate U Give vibes but in the tone of immigration and racism I love the writing so muchThe characters are so real and the plot development amazingThe story gives such a positive vibe and it definitely represent hopeTrigger warnings domestic violence child abuse racist remarks Oh great Now I am going to be labelled the angry Latina who told off the blond white girl See this is why I never say anything in classMore words will be up in 10 tea cups time You know I am that random character who said this in the bookI don t speak Spanish I would love to study Japanese in college actually


10 thoughts on “Don't Ask Me Where I'm From

  1. says:

    yeah this wasn't ithooray for representation black rep colombian rep dominican rep salvadoran and guatemalan rep etc but other than that this book was really boringas a central american i was really excited to read this seeing centam representation in books is very rare latino representation in general is rare but especially cent

  2. says:

    FYI Despacito is not annoying And yes I am glad how Spanish is taking over TV Variety you know As long as we enjoy the art

  3. says:

    This is honestly one of the prettiest covers I've EVER seen on a contemporary book and I think I need it in my life

  4. says:

    For a moment I thought the blurb in the GR giveaway said Don't ask me for an advanced reader copyAnd I was like Wait

  5. says:

    I must confess I began reading this book and did not stop until I read the last word Looking back on my reading of the book made me aw

  6. says:

    DON’T ASK ME WHERE I’M FROM by Jennifer De Leon is a mixed bag for me On the one hand a young teen is dealing with excelling in her diverse inner city neighborhood After being offered the opportunity to attend a special mostly white school in an upscale suburb Liliana faces not only being the new girl but the discomfort of being “different” What she does to cross the racial barrier teaches a positive lessonOn

  7. says:

    I found this story to be both compelling and informative as we got to look at living in American through the eyes of a Latinx main character who is trying to navigate living in two different worlds Liliana Cruz is attending a poor school in Boston when she gets into a ritzy mostly white school through a program called Metropolitan Council fo

  8. says:

    Rating 4 Stars ★★★★ Don't Ask Me Where I'm From is a fantastic debut from De Leon that follows Liliana whose navigating a new school when she's accepted into the METCO program Character driven introspective and discussing various topics from immigration to racism this is a YA Contemporary you need on your TBR Where to start with this bookwell I absolutely loved it Lilana's voice is just so funny persona

  9. says:

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3 ⭐️Trigger warnings racism sexism violenceI get what the author wanted to achieve with this but it missed the markTo

  10. says:

    Interesting story of young immigrant girl thrust into unfamiliar surroundings and how she adjusts Lol I is a strong female character and inspirational Good story that held my interest

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