“An engaging novel about language, culture, and empathy. Highly recommended for all libraries.”
School Library Journal, starred review.

“Warm and humorous”
Publishers Weekly

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.



“Andreu creates a realistic portrait of the obstacles facing English language learners in the United States. By cleverly blocking out portions of text, she mimics what language sounds like to the ears of someone who has not yet achieved fluency. Her characters are nuanced and their interactions endearing. Teenagers and adults alike will gain necessary perspective from reading this accessible story about a topic that affects millions.

School Library Journal, starred
December 1, 2020 click here

“Poems that explore the quirks, idioms, and inconsistencies of English blossom throughout the narrative, adding dimension to Ana’s character. As she learns to navigate a new language, she’s also navigating a new culture, reconciling her new way of life with her old family ways and working toward a compromise with her strict parents. Andreu bases Ana’s story on her own experiences as an immigrant teen, and she depicts Ana with authenticity and grace.”

February 1, 2021

“Andreu captures Ana’s cultural and linguistic roller coaster with eloquence and precision, as Ana wonders ‘if learning one language doesn’t sometimes mean forgetting a little bit of another,’ a process described as bittersweetly as coming-of-age itself.”

Publishers Weekly
January 4, 2021 click here

“A story about immigration, language, and finding one’s voice.”

Kirkus Reviews
November 24, 2020 click here



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