Author: Stephanie Guerra
Summary: High school senior Estelle Chavez’s life in South Bend, Indiana centers on helping her mother raise her younger brother and sister, AP classes, and soccer until a new student, Ruby, draws her into a friendship that includes sneaking out out of the house, dating college boys, and worse.
I started reading it because… it’s a new book with a strong protagonist, who happens to be hapa Latina.
I kept reading because… it was intriguing to see if the main character, Stella Chavez, would make the right decisions about friendships, college and her family.
Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To:
Stella – work with juvenile delinquents
Ruby – create a sensational international clothing line
Six Word Recap: Hard choices with risky, compelling friends.
Interesting Fact: Stephanie is local and teaches children’s and teen lit at Seattle U to educators.
Julie Ann, Managing Librarian, Youth Services, Central Library