Miss Quinces

Kat Fajardo, 1991-

Book - 2022

"Sue just wants to spend the summer reading and making comics at sleepaway camp with her friends, but instead she gets stuck going to Honduras to visit relatives with her parents and two sisters. They live way out in the country, which means no texting, no cable, and no Internet! The trip takes a turn for the worse when Sue's mother announces that they'll be having a surprise quinceera for Sue, which is the last thing she wants. She can't imagine wearing a big, floofy, colorf...ul dress! What is Sue going to do? And how will she survive all this "quality" time with her rambunctious family?"--

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Review by Booklist Reviews

Fifteen-year-old Sue is not looking forward to going to Honduras this summer with her family. She would rather be with her friends at Camp Willow, canoeing and hiking. Expecting to spend her time in Honduras bored or with her nose in a manga, she is horrified to find out that her mother had secretly been planning to surprise her with a grand quinceañera, against her wishes. What starts off as her worst nightmare for Sue, who hates being under the spotlight and is self-conscious about her Spanish, then becomes a summer where Sue learns to embrace her culture on her own terms. Fajardo's colorful artwork is lively, full of emotion, and done in a style that will appeal to fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jen Wang. Miss Quinces is a bittersweet coming-of-age story that teaches young readers that there can be a balance between accepting themselves for who they are while also cherishing their multigenerational family traditions. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Booklist Reviews

Fifteen-year-old Sue is not looking forward to going to Honduras this summer with her family. She would rather be with her friends at Camp Willow, canoeing and hiking. Expecting to spend her time in Honduras bored or with her nose in a manga, she is horrified to find out that her mother had secretly been planning to surprise her with a grand quinceañera, against her wishes. What starts off as her worst nightmare for Sue, who hates being under the spotlight and is self-conscious about her Spanish, then becomes a summer where Sue learns to embrace her culture on her own terms. Fajardo's colorful artwork is lively, full of emotion, and done in a style that will appeal to fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jen Wang. Miss Quinces is a bittersweet coming-of-age story that teaches young readers that there can be a balance between accepting themselves for who they are while also cherishing their multigenerational family traditions. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Rising star Kat Fajardo's debut middle-grade graphic novel about a girl who would rather do anything other than celebrate her quinceañera! A funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about navigating the expectations of family and cultural tradition.Sue just wants to spend the summer reading and making comics at sleepaway camp with her friends, but instead she gets stuck going to Honduras to visit relatives with her parents and two sisters. They live way out in the country, which means no texting, no cable, and no Internet! The trip takes a turn for the worse when Sue's mother announces that they'll be having a surprise quinceañera for Sue, which is the last thing she wants. She can't imagine wearing a big, floofy, colorful dress! What is Sue going to do? And how will she survive all this "quality" time with her rambunctious family?Miss Quinces/Srta. Quinces is the first graphic novel published by Scholastic/Graphix to be simultaneously released in English and Spanish editions!