I think adults read these books to recapture that sense of newness, and kids read them to find assurance that they are not alone. It was about the main characters mom having cancer and she did a promise that she would gather 5,000 people to do a 5k in exchange for her moms health to get better it wasen´t and easy job at first. She's happy when she hangs out with her best friends, the Robins. Of course, I never liked girl drama and it is laden throughout the book along with the whiny sister. This book is definitely worth 5 stars.
This wonderful book came with another book that I had requested and I wasn't planning on including it with the Best of 2013 Middle Grade reads until I read it ~ it wasn't at all what I was expecting. You will have to find out when you read the book. And it was like that. Girls in grades 6-7 who enjoy stories about regular people and their problems will like this one! The main character in this book had many obstacles that she had to overcome. I enjoyed this Hispanic household that embraced its heritage, but at the same time, was also was a typical American family. Her mother needs her rest, and Chia and her sister Carmen are expected to babysit their two year old brother and help out around the house.
I look forward to that read. Soon the girls learn their mother has breast cancer and is due to have a mastectomy. This book is about a girl who is turning 8th grade name Erica but sometimes her family call her Chia. Mamiverse: How has your family reacted to the novel? This story captivated me in its honesty, heart, and humor; the protagonist is funny without forcing it, and the emotions, which as indicated by the title, swing from excitement and anticipation to dread and sadness, are authentic. Like she is happy sometimes, she's jealous, and worried. In addition Erica has a boy wishlist and writes all the boys she likes in it. All of them are busy with a Service Learning Project in their social studies class; Chia's project fits neatly with her promesa, but the number is still daunting, and her early fund-raising efforts don't meet with much success.
This book was very well done. The plot is very good but more importantly we have a few characters. Maybe their parents are sick or working long hours, so the kids have to take over the household in addition to keeping up with school. Matching the generous spirit of her novels, López shared with us her inspiration for her latest book, and her thoughts on hope, and the power of stories. Erica is nicknamed Chia because she gets these Chia pets for every birthday and Christmas. How will Erica get through the 5k Marathon? Each member of the family leaves a special object as an offering, prays for God and La Virgen to help mom, and then makes a promesa. I sympathized with her and she acted like a real kid instead of some brainiac all the time.
She has a large Chia pet collection and thus her nickname is Chia. This book is about a girl with an average life. There is also the fact that I could not figure out what message the author was trying to get across. She has so many struggles when this becomes her new life. The fact that Carmen is a math whiz while Erica struggles with math adds to her annoyance at her sister. All girls will recognize this. I also loved how the book was based on something that could have happened in real life.
I thought for sure that by the end of the book, Carmen was going to crack and go back to being a smart, nerdy girl that she was before, maybe make a few nerdy friends who have a lot in common with her. As her mom gets sicker, Erica quickly learns that juggling family, friends, school, and fulfilling a promesa is stressful, but with a little bit of hope and a lot of love, she just might be able to figure it out. The only character I did not like and couldn't like was Jimmy. We've got each of the check out, and when everything are generally accurate, we will distribute on our site. Pretty much everyone reacts poorly when the breast cancer diagnosis: the father gets frantic, the kids go bonkers. I also grew up Latina, with Spanish and English in my ears and Tex-Mex cooking in my home. And when Erica's mom is diagnosed with breast cancer, she feels worried and doesn't know what she can do to help.
Erica's life is turned up-side-down when her mother comes home with 9 bikinis. In fact, she took the best of her situation. Erica makes a promesa to God in exchange for the hope of her mother's recovery, and begins collecting donations for her participation in a Race for the Cure walk. Confetti Girl author Diana Lopez returns with this sweet, funny, and utterly honest story about being a girl in a world full of good and bad surprises. When her family visits a cuarto de milagros, a miracle room in a famous church, Erica decides to make a promesa to God in exchange for her mom's health. Chia feels lost and scared.
How much money did Erica raise? For them, first bras, first periods, first dates are important milestones. They could make this book better by not putting to much stuff about her sister being so smart and her being so I rated this book 5 stars because it was really interesting to read and it has some non-fictional stuff. The narrator provides the voice of a true middle school girl with difficulty juggling homework, friends and her Boyfriend Wish List. A promesa is like a promise you make to god in extrage for something else you want which is in this case their moms health. Like Erica, I had a mom who got breast cancer. This book was all about how Erica dealt with her mother having breast cancer.
So they went to a church and all made a promises which was known to help someone if you fulfill that promise. Books like 'Gone with the Wind' or 'House of Mirth' are my heavy reads. She also learns to cut her rather obnoxious little sister a little slack, coming to realize that all Carmen's obsessive behaviors are due to her worry over their mother, and with their mother having completed her radiation treatment, but with another six months to go before they know whether or not she's in remission. Still, many middle grade girls will be drawn to this book with its frank conversations about breasts and the aftermath of a mastectomy, even describing the search for the right prosthesis. Diana writes from the heart and writes what she knows. Chia deals with all her emotions which her mood ring displays. Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel was a really great book.