Monday, May 1, 2017

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

Margot had a plan for the summer. It included her two best friends, Serena and Camille, and a beach house in the Hamptons. Instead, there was a minor incident with her dad's credit card and now she's spending her hours stocking shelves in her family's supermarket instead of soaking up the sun.

Margot already felt like she didn't fit in with Serena and Camille, but now she's also sure that she doesn't fit in with the teens working the cash register and pricing items. They think she's a stuck up snob who has forgotten her roots. On top of that, her brother seems overly invested in removing Moises, a  young activist, who has been gathering signatures outside of the store to protest the building of high rent condos. He also forbids Margot to talk to Moises. Margot and her brother have never been close, but this seems like overkill even for him.

What was supposed to be a summer of punishment turns into a summer of self-discovery for Margot as she tries to figure out where she actually fits and who her real friends are.

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