Merci Suárez is a great Young Readers Literature Novel, it tells the story of Merci Suárez, a fellow Seward pines sixth-grade student, trying to navigate her way through complicated challenges and problems between friends, and family.
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Especially her Lolo, her grandfather who is not being himself. He is falling off his bike when he rides with Merci and is starting to get angry at silly things.
She’s worried that she may be in the dark about a lot. It may seem amazing, having all of your family live next-door neighbors with you, but it’s getting harder, especially since her older brother, Roli is constantly writing college applications. At school, Merci has to deal with the most popular girl in school, Edna Santos and her minions.
Merci also has to work with her new Sunshine buddy, Michael Clark. A connection some kids may have with Merci is being yourself, being in a new environment and going through new changes. And you don’t know if it’s for the worst or the best.
Meh Medina does a fantastic job associating these feelings with Merci and her personal problems she is having at school.
- The book is 355 pages long, not including the “A Note From The Author and Acknowledgments” which would equal up to 362 pages in the book.
- There are 38 chapters
- Received Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
- Candlewick Press was the publishing brand
- The author of the book is the award-winning, Meg Medina
This book has lots of Spanish language in it. It may be difficult for some young readers to try and understand how each word is pronounced. My advice is, try to pronounce it the best you can. Use any resources to help you if you can! Google translate, a friend or family member, the audible recording! Whatever you need.
What’s your rating?
If I had to rate this book, out of 10 stars, I would honestly rate it 3.5 stars! It’s a great, coming of age novel for kids! I loved this book and wouldn’t mind reading it again. I am comparing it to other books I loved and that’s why I’m giving it an 8 or so. In all, I totally recommend!
Do you recommend it?
Speaking of recommendations, the question is, do I recommend this book to someone else my age?
My quick answer would be, not my very first recommendation. This book would probably be my second recommendation I give someone. But if I had to, I would say give it a go! It’s not a bad book at all. See, if you’re looking for a book that gives you emotional value, this book doesn’t have loads of that. For me personally. If your interested, I’m not going to stop you from checking it out!
It is now time for my favorite part of book reviews, the highlight segment. This segment is where I look through the book I am reviewing and I share any parts I think are cool, interesting or important for you all to know!
Even though I don’t have much to share for this segment, I do have two,
Everything. I hate everything. I think as I run in the girls’ bathroom to hide”
Now, I don’t want to spoil much for those who haven’t read this book yet, but this sentence, let’s be honest, we can relate to a lot. Merci, at this point, isn’t wt her best state, she’s extremely angry for not getting what she wanted. And these emotions are what we feel when we grow up.