Hello, how are you? I hope you are having a good weekend!
You might be saying, a new post on Saturday!? Yes, this week we have a bonus post! We are going to be talking about Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From, I am so excited to be sharing my thoughts on this book with you as a part of the book tour (thank you so much to the publisher)! From the moment I saw the cover on this book, I knew I needed to read this, then I got a chance to read a summary of the plot and I was like yes! This book is something I need to read like now. So I could not turn down the chance to be on the blog tour! When the book arrived in the post, it was a super rainy day (so I could not take my daily walk) but that meant I got more time to sit inside and read (also reading in rainy weather is one of my favorite things to do). So I set up one of my favorite candles and cuddled in as soon as work was done for the day for a nice new read!
Liliana is not having the best time right now, despite what she may be telling other people. Her best friend has a new boyfriend she is pre-occupied with, her school is severely underfunded, and on top of all that her dad took off. Now that her dad is gone, Liliana is left with her mom who is going insane and her brothers (who are well little brothers) this is a lot for any fifteen year old to handle but Liliana learns that her dad left something else behind. He signed Liliana up for METCO, a school desegregation program and she is accepting. However, going into this new program will not be easy and her home life is definitely not easy. But this might not be the only curve ball life throws at Liliana this year. Liliana will soon learn that her dad is undocumented and this is the cause for him leaving and why he has not come back yet but can Liliana do anything to help this situation? Or to help any of the situations going on in her life?
I really enjoyed my time reading this book. I loved Liliana’s story and seeing how she handled everything going on in her life. Additionally, as I already mentioned I adore the cover for this book! While I was reading the book (at least for part of the time) I listened to some songs on Spotify, so if you are interested in what I was listening to check out the playlist below. This book will be out Tuesday and I highly recommend picking up a copy or checking it out of the library!
**Thank you so much to the publisher for a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
Spotify Song List!
High Hopes by Panic at the Disco
Riptide by Vance Joy
Where Does The Good Go by Tegan and Sara
Brave by Sara Bareielles
Dream by Priscilla Ahn