If you liked How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, you need to read this!


In this sequel to How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, readers learn more about Yolanda's life and how the book she published has affected them. From her sisters to a former student, these people offer their perspective of how Yolanda has impacted or changed their lives. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, we get it all.

BTSYA / Teen Reader (16):
As soon as I finished the first book, I knew I wanted to read more from Julia Alvarez. I was ecstatic to find out about ¡Yo! and immediately got it to read.

Reading the different stories people shared about Yolanda not only immersed me in the book, but also allowed me to see deeper into who Yolanda truly was. This book shows her strengths and weaknesses, as well as the impact of her action on others that were her fault. I

This book is more suited for teens to young adults. There is some violence that may be too graphic for audiences younger than 13. I definitely recommend buying How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and Yo! The books go hand in hand and should be read together.

Type of Book:
This is the sequel to a book about a young woman who creates a best-selling book using people she knows in real life as characters.
Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
15 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
14 and Up
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer age: 16
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy . This is a companion to How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent and the two need to be read together.

Title ¡Yo!: A Novel
Author Julia Alvarez
Publisher Algonquin Young Readers © 2019 (Reprint Edition)
ISBN 9781616209490
Material Paperback
Cost $15.95
Genres Family, Contemporary Fiction, Latin America | Hispanic People
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