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Confetti Girl

by Diana Lopez

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After the death of her mother, Texas sixth-grader Lina's grades and mood drop as she watches her father lose himself more and more in books, while her best friend uses Lina as an excuse to secretly meet her boyfriend.

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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
Confetti girl is a book about a middle schooler named Lina. Lina has a deceased mom and a single dad who loves book, he's an english teacher. Her dad read a lot to get over the sadness of losing his wife. Lina and her best friend Vanesa two boys in their class. Vanesa ends up dating her crush, Carlos and Vanesa's single father then gets a girlfriend. Vanessa's mother is still single and has an obsession with casconrones. At the end Lina and her crush become good friends and Lina's dad come out of reading and meets new people and falls in love with Vanesa's mom.

I though confetti girl was a great book. It was really cute and interesting. It was also very funny because of the way Vanesa's mom hated men. It was very sad at some points but it was overall a great book. 10/10 would read again and I probably will since I have the book.
  CNgassa.ELA4 | Oct 21, 2019 |
I would give this book 3 stars because it does not stay on topic. One way it does not stay on topic is in one of the chapters it is supposed to talk about a cascarones booth . Lina and Vanessa created the booth. It goes off topic when it talks about Lina going to the jail booth. It went off topic several times. I would not recommend this book.

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  MaryHeleneMele | May 6, 2019 |
RGG: Middle grade "soft" realistic fiction. Emotional, but not overly intense. Best friend problems, first boyfriend. A deceased mother adds a little sadness. Reading Level: 10-12.
  rgruberexcel | Aug 1, 2018 |
Confetti Girl is a good, solid middle grade novel, mostly dealing with common middle grade issues. It is well written and comes to a nice conclusion, with some lessons learned, but it never reaches much depth. I appreciated the all Latino cast of characters - a rarity.

Lina lives with her father in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her mother died a year and a half before the book begins. Vanessa is her best friend, who lives across the street with her mother - recently divorced. Lina's father is lonely and distant, giving more attention to his beloved books than to his daughter. Vanessa's mother is lonely and angry, blaming all males for her husband's leaving her. Lina and Vanessa are coping with the death and loss-by-divorce of one parent, the issues of the other, while also dealing with first loves, and for Lina, failing grades in her English class.

It's a lot to cover in a 200 page book, which is why it's covered simply. A good light read for the YA audience. ( )
  fingerpost | Sep 19, 2016 |
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After the death of her mother, Texas sixth-grader Lina's grades and mood drop as she watches her father lose himself more and more in books, while her best friend uses Lina as an excuse to secretly meet her boyfriend.

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