Today's review comes from Jon K. who selects and purchases books for the library! See the offbeat and interesting book he reviewed below:
“Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass.” Wow, feels like a kick to the gut doesn’t it? Sure does to me, and I don’t even KNOW Yaqui Delgado! The problem is, neither does Piddy Sanchez. But it’s just one more thing to add to her list of why her life sucks. First, her best friend Mitzi moves away from their apartment building and neighborhood out to the suburbs where she’s building a new life WITHOUT PIDDY!!! Two, her overprotective Mami has had it with their apartment building and moves them across Queens to a new apartment which means she has to leave her school and all of her friends. And then, one day before school, Vanesa walks up to Piddy and tells her “Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass.” Soon the threat escalates to the level where it takes over Piddy’s entire life. She can’t concentrate on her studies, begins to skip school and starts acting out at home. She knows the situation can’t continue as is, but isn’t sure what to do. If she narcs on Yaqui to the school authorities, she’s as good as dead both physically and socially. As the situation escalates, Piddy finds that she’s a lot stronger than she ever imagined and takes control. Realistic characters that you can relate to (who is the Darlene or Rob at your school?) and a story that hooks you from the beginning make this a good choice for a great fast read.
Name: Jon K.
Department: Collection Services
Years at AHML: 14
Favorite thing you do at work: Buying Books!!!!
Best place to read your book: Either at Starbucks with a Venti Iced Americano or at home in my Big Comfy Leather Chair and Ottoman with a Venti Iced Americano. Either place, the Venti Iced Americano is must.
Why you like reading YA: Great characters and realistic story-lines.