PDF / Epub ☉ They Could Have Named Her Anything Author Stephanie Jimenez – Avshao.info

They Could Have Named Her Anything 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 An S Rosario Takes The Subway An Hour From Her Boisterous And Close Knit Family In Queens To Her Private High School On The Upper East Side, Where She Struggles To Fit In As One Of The Only Latina Students Until Rocky 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 Privilege.As 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 Supportive Alliance, The Girls Begin To Commit Little Betrayals As They Strive To Get Closer To Their Ideals Regardless Of The Consequences.Told 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 Matters.


10 thoughts on “They Could Have Named Her Anything

  1. says:

    This book upset me because by the end I felt like I had wasted my time reading it when I could have read something different I just couldn t develop any real empathy for Maria, the main character, who at times seemed to have her life in focus, other times seemed


  2. says:

    This month 7 2019 only Prime Members get to choose 2 books for the Prime First Reads programs I m so thankful because I couldn t choose between


  3. says:

    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 b


  4. says:

    This book states it s an adult novel with a seventeen year old protagonist but to me it read like YA fiction I got through about 75% before giving up because the characters, their actions, etc didn t appeal to me I think it s probably a great read for YA, but not for a 40 year old woman.


  5. says:

    When Maria Rosario begins commuting to a private high school on the upper east side of Manhattan, she is befriended by Rocky, a girl who doesn t think twice about paying for Maria s meals and even buys her a plane ticket Maria is enad with her new, wealthy friend, but she s also worried Rocky will


  6. says:

    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 scen


  7. says:

    OK what The story was ok It moved along with a good pace but the ending was crazy It just ended Sometimes the writting was boring where I wasnt even paying attention to what I was reading but some parts pulled me in Just wish the ending was in deed a ending.


  8. says:

    There were certain aspects of this book I enjoyed the dilemma faced by a Latino teenager, trying to fit in with her peers in a predominately white school, find her identity, and establish independence from her parents two young women from different backgrounds, establishing an unlikely relationship because they provided a vi


  9. says:

    The characters did not really develop and in certain parts it just dragged The writing style was a bit jumbled at times too With some character development and editing it could have been a better story.


  10. says:

    Decent debutThis is a solid debut coming of age novel about love, identity and finding your way It is a bit dark and somber for my taste, but a good read.


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