Mexican High

Mexican High

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Monroy's memorable debut novel is an eye-opening, coming-of-age story about identity, belonging, and first love. In a setting rife with sex, drugs, and political corruption, it is also a revealing look at elite Mexican society and its freedoms and excesses.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2008.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385523592
0385523599
Branch Call Number: MON
Characteristics: 334 pages ; 25 cm

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lib_apart Dec 01, 2014

This semi-autobiographical novel follows Mila, short for Milagros, an American girl who moves to Mexico City with her jet-setting U.S. Foreign Service mom. Initially, she hates it, but begins to get a feel for her International school’s cliques, the abundant access to drugs and the wide variety of boys. Full of drama that will appeal to U.S. teens, Mila also has some decidedly atypical experiences for your average teen, such as when her mom’s boyfriend is executed by drug runners, or the occasional private jet that her rich “fresa” friends use for parties.

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