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Confetti Girl

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Description

Apolonia "Lina" is a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's just looking for answers. Even though her house is crammed full of books (her dad's a bibliophile), she's having trouble figuring out some very big questions, like why her dad seems to care about books more than her, why her best friend's divorced mom is obsessed with making cascarones (hollowed eggshells filled with colorful confetti), and, most of all, why her mom died last year. Like colors in cascarones, Lina's life is a rainbow of people, interests, and unexpected changes.

In her first novel for young readers, Diana López creates a clever and honest story about a young girl navigating growing pains in her South Texan city.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 01, 2009 – Apolonia Lina Flores is a brave Latina girl trying to restore her life in Corpus Christi, Tex., after her mother's death. Her dad is a single-minded English teacher and bibliophile who has withdrawn to the point of disappearance since the tragedy ( Sometimes when I dream about him, I see a body, a neck, and a book where his face should be, Lina says). Despite her frustrations with her father, sixth-grader Lina is determined to create her own world of fun. People who think socks are just for feet have no imagination, she says (she collects them and uses them for coasters, bookmarks, wallets, and dusters ). Alongside Vanessa (her best friend since forever ), Lina gains confidence by playing sports and relying on her own ingenuity (she dresses up as red tide one Halloween). The story is saturated with Spanish traditions, such as the making of cascarones (confetti-filled eggs), and the chapters begin with dichos, truisms that help Lina feel connected to her mother. Employing lovely metaphors and realistic dialogue, adult author L pez (Sofia's Saints) delicately displays the power of optimism and innovation during difficult times. Ages 8 12.

Customer Reviews

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This book was at my school book fair. But I couldn't get it cost like 11.50! So, I didn't get it. But then once I saw this. I bought it and I loved it! Finally a book that is good! :) It's amazing and you should read it. It is actually kind of sad. It's mostly like a teenager's life. Like 18% like Ugly Betty. :P

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Confetti Girl
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  • $6.99
  • Level: Grades 3-7
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Published: Jun 01, 2009
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 208 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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