Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Efrain's Secret by Sofia Quintero
(from back of book)
Being brown and broke has been a seventeen-year test in just how badly I want an average life. life where doing the right thing is punished with the luxury of having to choose between the things I need and those I want. Why does the valedictorian have to choose between the class ring and an SAT prep class? Why does a clean-cut teenager have to decide between showing up to a minimum-wage job and going to the movies with the most popular girl in school? Why do I have to fight so hard just for the mere chance to have it all?