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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Unabridged Audiobook


Narrated By: Kyla Garcia

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: October 2017

Duration: 9 hours 41 minutes


National Book Award Finalist!
Instant New York Times Bestseller!

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home. 
Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.
But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role.
Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.
But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend Lorena, and her first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister’s story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal?

“Alive and crackling—a gritty tale wrapped in a page-turner. ”—The New York Times
“Unique and fresh.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A standout.” —NPR


  • Sonia D.

    Absolutely love this audiobook. I’ve heard great reviews about it through some friends. It is very realistic coming from a Mexican/American/Chicagoan.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • dora l

    I love this book. It made cry, laugh, and reflect. I recommend this book ????

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Emily A.

    Amazing book that I could relate to. Written in such a beautiful style

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    So raw, real, and inspirational

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Espy S.

    Excellant! I loved every bit of it.

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, ERIKA L. SÁNCHEZ