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mobi ¾ The Other Half of Happy Hardcover » rebecca balcárcel » The story of uijana a girl in piecesuijana must figure out which parts of herself are most important and which pieces come together to make her wholeOne half Guatemalan one half American When uijana's Guatemalan cousins move to town her dad seemThe story of uijana a girl in piecesuijana must figure out which parts of herself are most important and which pieces come together to make her wholeOne half Guatemalan one half American When uijana's Guatemalan Wow that was really good A middle school girl who is half Guatemalan and half Caucasian but doesn't feel like she belongs in either world because she doesn't speak Spanish but she doesn't look white This is a story of how she figures out who she is and where she belongs in the midst of some normal middle school angst but also some hard life lessons that come her way The story is told from her point of view so you really get to see her struggle and appreciate her growth Yes she makes some pretty poor decisions but part of that is normal tweenteen behavior when it's hard for a child to see anything from a point of view that is not theirs The good news is that she has an amazing group of people behind her including her family and her best friends and they love her for who she is flaws and all and she is able to come to that realization I love her grandmother and her words of wisdom the uotes from Don uixote yes that book is now moving up in my ueue her father's kindness her mother's practical sense the way she loves her baby brother and the crew who are her Guatemalan relatives I think this book should be in all middle school libraries but I think maybe they should think about some alternative covers While I think the cover is pretty attractive for me I don't know if middle schoolers would be drawn to it I'd like to thank NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review

ebook ´ The Other Half of Happy ê Rebecca Balcárcel

Cousins move to town her dad seems ashamed that she doesn't know about her family's heritageOne half crush one half buddy When uijana meets Zuri and Jayden she knows she's found true friends But she can't help Read this book if you want to fall in love with a wonderfully bright curious kid who’s exploring where she fits in—in the world in her family and with her friends uijana is a seventh grade girl who is half Latina and half Anglo She is navigating life “in the hyphen” For uijana this means feeling stressed about not speaking Spanish not able to communicate with her Guatemalan grandmother pressure from her dad who is suddenly trying to help her connect to his side of the family and her concerns at times about whether she is Latina “enough” There is so much to love about this book the layered family relationships were fantastic I loved the exchanges between uijana and her Florida grandmother and her little brother and her friends from school This beautiful heartfelt book is going to be loved by so many kids So happy I got to read

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The Other Half of HappyThe growing feelings she has for JaydenOne half kid one half grown up uijana spends her nights Skyping with her ailing grandma and trying to figure out what's going on with her increasingly hard to reach brother I loved this book Along with My fate according to the butterfly this book made my love for middle grade books return This is a story about family identity finding your voice and a lot It's the latinx book I needed without knowing it You can read my full review here