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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (44)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine 
that highlights eagerly anticipated books.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
by Meg Medina

Release Date: March 26, 2013
Publisher: Candlewick
Author Website: http://megmedina.com/
Pre-order: Amazon / IndieBound / Barnes & Noble

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.

Why can't I wait?
The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind was an unexpected favorite of mine last year so I'm excited to see what Meg has in store for readers next. Not to mention the title of this one. Talk about a powerful statement! I suspect the novel will be just as powerful.


  1. Bully books....I'm not sure if I would enjoy this one, but I hope you do! I'll watch for your review and then decide.

    My WOW

  2. LOVE the simplicity of the cover of this one - it reminds me of Stupid Fast or How To Lead a Life of Crime. And the synopsis makes me want to check it out too. Great pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  3. i love this books i read it first time in india and i really enjoyed it that this book is very nice, thanks for the sharing.