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The Other Half of HappyThe story of uijana a girl in piecesuijana must figure out which parts of herself are most important and which pieces come together to make her wholeOne half Guatemalan one half American When uijana's Guatemalan. Wow that was really good A middle school girl who is half Guatemalan and half Caucasian but doesn't feel like she belongs in either world because she doesn't speak Spanish but she doesn't look white This is a story of how she figures out who she is and where she belongs in the midst of some normal middle school angst but also some hard life lessons that come her way The story is told from her point of view so you really get to see her struggle and appreciate her growth Yes she makes some pretty poor decisions but part of that is normal tweenteen behavior when it's hard for a child to see anything from a point of view that is not theirs The good news is that she has an amazing group of people behind her including her family and her best friends and they love her for who she is flaws and all and she is able to come to that realization I love her grandmother and her words of wisdom the uotes from Don uixote yes that book is now moving up in my ueue her father's kindness her mother's practical sense the way she loves her baby brother and the crew who are her Guatemalan relatives I think this book should be in all middle school libraries but I think maybe they should think about some alternative covers While I think the cover is pretty attractive for me I don't know if middle schoolers would be drawn to it I'd like to thank NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review

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The growing feelings she has for JaydenOne half kid one half grown up uijana spends her nights Skyping with her ailing grandma and trying to figure out what's going on with her increasingly hard to reach brother. This is a beautiful nuanced story about a girl trying to figure out who she is The prose is full of poetry and song and the characters are compelling and strong I cheered cried stormed and laughed alongside uijana as she tried to navigate seventh grade as well as figure out what it means to be half American and half Guatemalan The relationship between uijana and her father is particularly moving as is it expertly woven This is a story that will stay in my heart for a long time one that I will share with many people in my life

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Read & Download The Other Half of Happy 104 ☆ The story of uijana a girl in piecesuijana must figure out which parts of herself are most important and which pieces come together to make her wholeOne half Guatemalan one half American When uijana's Guatemalan cousins move to town her dad seems ashamed that she doesn't know about her family's heritaCousins move to town her dad seems ashamed that she doesn't know about her family's heritageOne half crush one half buddy When uijana meets Zuri and Jayden she knows she's found true friends But she can't help. 425 STARS I received an ARC through NetGalley for an honest review Many thanks to the publisher Chronicle BooksA middle grade novel about a biracial girl who's navigating between the Anglo and Guatemalan sides of her family clutches chest I feel like my heart my burst out 😭I loved it adored it appreciated it—but there were too many themes being tackled for them each to get the attention they each deserve in 300 pages Still strongly recommended