Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 4 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Winner of the 2014 Pura Belpré Author Award! In Meg Medina’s compelling new novel, a Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school — and must discover resources she never knew she had. One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she’s done to piss her off. Word is that Yaqui thinks Piddy is stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn’t Latin enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. And Yaqui isn’t kidding around, so Piddy better watch her back. At first Piddy is more concerned with trying to find out more about the father she’s never met and how to balance honors courses with her weekend job at the neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy’s life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off or running away? In an all-too-realistic novel, Meg Medina portrays a sympathetic heroine who is forced to decide who she really is.
 

About Meg Medina

See more books from this Author
Meg Medina is the author of The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind and the picture book Tía Isa Wants a Car, illustrated by Claudio Muñoz, which won the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, she grew up in Queens, New York, and now lives in Richmond, Virginia.
 
Published March 26, 2013 by Candlewick. 270 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

A nuanced, heart-wrenching and ultimately empowering story about bullying.

Feb 26 2013 | Read Full Review of Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Y...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

High school sophomore Piddy Sanchez can't catch a break. She's just moved and transferred schools, separating her from her best friend. Piddy's curvy figure attracts the attention of both boys and sch

Mar 25 2013 | Read Full Review of Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Y...

Common Sense Media

Piddy, like most victims of bullying, has no idea why she's being targeted until someone points out that her mere presence, intelligence, and potential angers and threatens Yaqui Delgado.

Mar 26 2013 | Read Full Review of Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Y...

Gr 7 Up—Piedad Sanchez moved at the beginning of her sophomore year, and a few weeks into classes at her new school a girl comes up to say that "Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass." As a first line, it sets the focus for Piddy, who has always had friends, gotten good grades, and managed quite w...

Apr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Y...

Reader Rating for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
88%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 53 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×