[Epub] ↠ They Could Have Named Her Anything Author Stephanie Jimenez – Web-info-12.info
Whew chillay, no The premise was incredibly tacky and gross This book lacked strong, well developed, interesting characters, there was no character development, the plot was barely there and slow moving The writing it 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. 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 depressed which was never treated or addressed while other times just seemed to run on pure self centeredness The relationship with Charlie just seemed tarnished and ugly and like child abuse than anything else Cannot thi 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. They Could Have Named Her Anything is a beautifully perceptive novel about two families one working class, the other wealthy set in and around an elite NYC school Through Maria, a Latinx scholarship student, and Rocky, her white, wealthy friend, Jimenez writes with honesty, compassion, and wit about the challenges of adolescence, the desire to belo From my editor s letter What s in a name For seventeen year old Maria An s Rosario, her name is a reminder of a woman struggling to live up to expectations, to a life bifurcated There s the Maria with a soft r to her white classmate Rocky, at her private high school on the Upper East Side where Maria is one of the few Latinas in a sea of flat ironed hair and effortless wealth Then there s the accented Mar a to her boyfriend, Andres, and at home a world away in Queens, in a cramped but homey apartment with her lively family How does she reconcile both parts when Rocky opens her up to a whole new life she previously didn t have access to Meanwhile, Maria and Rocky s fathers are each making their own series of calculations for the cost of their family s happiness Maria s father, Miguel, sacrificing his happiness for the sake of appearing strong to his children after he loses his job Rocky s father, Charlie, choosing hedonism as his I devoured this novel and cannot wait to read the next book from Jimenez THEY COULD HAVE NAMED HER ANYTHING deftly explores the murkiness of identity and the pain that is adolescence on the verge of adulthood Jimenez writes about sex with a refreshing frankness that gives voice life weight ownership to the often overlooked and or romanticized and or exploited desire and sexuality o WowWhen I first began reading this book, I wasn t sure what to expect It was offered as a First Read, and I m glad I gave it a shot It has a very real feel to it, you can almost picture yourself alongside the ch 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. They Could Have Named Her Anything Kindle Epub Author Stephanie Jimenez Jackkellyfilm.co.uk 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.