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Upportive alliance the girls begin to commit little betrayals as they strive to get closer to their ideals regardless of the conseuencesTold from the perspectives of Maria Rocky and their fathers They Could Have Named Her Anything explores the heartfelt expectation of what it means to live up to the name you’ve been given and the rewarding discovery of what really matte I went into this book with no expectations and it was like stepping through a portal The characters are messy and confused and full of angst They are a mix of good and bad like real people This book grapples with the human condition in a modern urban setting Maria is surrounded by concrete and expectations and cultural differences between ueens and her private high school in Manhattan Few seventeen year olds would navigate this gracefully I think and it all felt real to me the selfish moments the heartbroken moments the aching desire to be seen for who you are while not knowing who you are at the same time Each character is going through one of the worst times in their life Maria unsure if her family can afford college and navigating boysmen who only care about possessing her body; Rocky cool and rich and fashionable but always alone with her parents divorcing; Miguel losing his job and feeling torn between forcing his daughter to work and helping her get to college and knowing he is worth than what he's ever been paid; and Charlie rich and successful at work but losing his wife and his kids' respect then finding shallow comfort in an easy to manipulate 17 year old girl Like I said it's messy and these characters aren't trying to make you like them but you will see them I thought the ending was beautiful and subtle All the characters change by small believable degrees and there is a dramatic scene that brings everything to a head but the ending is soft in a way that I appreciated Some books end like death with such finality that the characters are forever trapped by how their story ends But this novel doesn't slam the door rather it whispers goodbye as it gently ushers us away so that the characters can live the rest of their lives without us watching I loved it and I'm looking forward to the author's next book MARTINIQUE. : Produits du terroir et recettes traditionnelles real people This book grapples with the human condition in a modern urban setting Maria is surrounded by concrete and expectations and cultural differences between ueens and her private high school in Manhattan Few seventeen year olds would navigate this gracefully I think and it all felt

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Racism class and betrayal collide in this poignant debut novel about restoring the broken bonds of family and friendship Every morning seventeen year old Maria Anís Rosario takes the subway an hour from her boisterous and close knit family in ueens to her private high school on the Upper East Side where she struggles to fit in as one of the only Latina students until Roc This Book Could’ve Been About AnythingThis was my first First Reads and I’m just trying to figure out what I just read I could not tell you for the life of me what this book was about Maria was a weird protagonist it felt like she was just doing things for no particular reason at all just moving from scene to even as the book calls for it Why was she still dating and sleeping with Andres if he despised her so much? He literally broke up with her while fingering her because according to him she had the deadest coochie in the world Why was she all hot and bothered for Rocky’s dad but as soon as she finally got in bed with him she acted almost as if he was raping her? I’m just not sure what this book was supposed to be about or what I was supposed to take away from the story Like i can’t tell you why any of the things in this book happened or what it all means in the long run I guess I was just bored and because there was no real story it was hard to look forward to the next ‘scene’

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Ky welcomes her into this new life White rebellious and ignored by her wealthy parents Rocky uses her money toward one goal to get away with anything To Maria it’s a dazzling privilegeAs a bond develops between these unlikely friends neither can see what they share most jealousy and the desire for each other’s lives But crackling under the surface of their seemingly s This month 72019 only Prime Members get to choose 2 books for the Prime First Reads programs I'm so thankful because I couldn't choose between They Could Have Named Her Anything and What You Did

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