“There's plenty of room for Rivera's honest and heartwarming portrayal of Margot" —NY Times
"A debut of great candor, depth, and empathy”—Booklist
“[A]n emotional story about class, race, hard work, and finding one’s place”—Publishers Weekly
“[T]he realistic Latinx characters make this a welcome addition to YA shelves”—School Library Journal
Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted—from debut author Lilliam Rivera.
After “borrowing” her father's credit card to finance a more stylish wardrobe, Margot Sanchez suddenly finds herself grounded. And by grounded, she means working as an indentured servant in her family’s struggling grocery store to pay off her debts. With each order of deli meat she slices, Margot can feel her carefully cultivated prep school reputation slipping through her fingers, and she’s willing to do anything to get out of this punishment. Lie, cheat, and maybe even steal…Margot’s invitation to the ultimate beach party is within reach and she has no intention of letting her family’s drama or Moises—the admittedly good looking but outspoken boy from the neighborhood—keep her from her goal.
The Education of Margot Sanchez (Simon & Schuster) is available in hardcover and e-book versions at all major and independent bookstores. Paperback available March 27, 2018.