Amor and Summer Secrets
Product Description: For fifteen-year-old Mariana Ruiz, it's not so much an unexpected vacation as a literal "guilt trip" — her father's way of atoning for ignoring his Puerto Rican roots. The heat is merciless, the food is spicy, and her great aunt and uncle's mountain house teems with relatives, only one of whom — her distant cousin Lilly — speaks English. Bored, and hoping to make up for missing her best friend's star-studded Sweet 16, Mariana offers to help in the planning of Lilly's quinceañera. Soon, despite herself, Mariana clicks with new friends who open doors to romance and long-hidden secrets.
Age Level: Young adult (14-18)
Book Series: Across Cultures in YA: Hispanic Heritage Journeys in YA: Hispanic Heritage YA Love Stories: Hispanic Heritage Quinceañera Stories Summertime Adventures