The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera
Release date: February 21, 2017
An e-galley was provided by the publisher in exchange for review consideration.
Summary: THINGS/PEOPLE MARGOT HATES:
Mami, for destroying my 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.
When did I stop reading?: 10% into my e-galley.
Why didn't I finish?: I just really wasn't feeling Margot's voice. I'm fine with first-person, present-tense books, but this one didn't gel with me. I was annoyed with her attitude and how she treated people. Also, the way the book launched right into her at the grocery store didn't work so well. I needed a little exposition at least.
The Verdict: I appreciated the diversity, and I wish I could've liked this one more. Don't be afraid to give this one a try, though, just because I wasn't a fan.