Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass

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"One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn't even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she's done to piss her off. Word is that Yaqui thinks Piddy is stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn't Latin enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. And Yaqui isn't kidding around, so Piddy better watch her back. At first Piddy is more concerned with trying to find out more about the father she's never met and how to balance honors courses with her weekend job at the neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy's life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off or running away?" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014, c2013
ISBN: 9780763671648
Branch Call Number: YA FIC MED
Characteristics: 260 p. ;,21 cm.


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Feb 28, 2021

The voice of main character Piddy drew me right in and I devoured this book in two nights. This book takes the reader inside the emotional ride of avoiding a high school bully, being a new kid, fighting with her mother, and missing her former best friend. I love learning about about Piddy's Cuban culture too.

Oct 05, 2019

I appreciated that this book showed the psychological toll bullying can take on a young person and the consequences that can happen when people in positions of authority choose to act, or not act. Parents would benefit by reading as well.

Groszerita May 26, 2019

This book is a great read ~ so many topics ~ familia, bullying, friendships, culture, economy, and so much more. Not only that Meg Medina incorporates spanish throughout the book, because this is the language of Piddy and her familia and friends. I love that.

Meg Medina you are incredibly gifted and I cannot wait to read more of your books.

Apr 11, 2017

I loved this book. I cared for the main character. The author dealt with an issue head on, plus she had other plots (the father, mom's uptightness, the neighbor) that didn't get lost. I ached for the moment when the Yaqui caught up with her. Man! But it was good to see how she transformed into trying to be what she's not, then accepting who she is.

Jan 02, 2016

I hope this book aimed at the high school reader gets a lot attention. When Piddy is forced to move to a new school. A strong student with a blossoming body is the target of a juvenile delinquent. The violence escalates to a physical beating posted online. The reader feels Piddy's lack of power when faced with a vicious bully. Piddy has never had an interest in Yaqui's boyfriend but that means nothing to Yaqui. Set in a low income Latino Long Island neighborhood, the reader discovers how important family, friends and schools are in battling a horrible bully.

Aug 22, 2015

This book was probably a young readers' choice, but any age can learn from the story. Very well written and believable.

Mar 16, 2015

good book dealing with the issue of bullying. Serious in tone with out being to edgy.

Oct 17, 2014

Sometimes someone just wants to kick your ass. It sucks, but what can you do? A lot, as it turns out. A light read on a serious subject.

Jun 25, 2014

This book surprised me in so many ways, it was powerful, uproarious, but most of all it was heart wrenching. I was drawn into the story so early on and I was able to really feel what the main character Piddy felt.

_lizbethg_ Jun 17, 2014

I read this book and is really good to teach people how they need to talk to someone before assuming they did something they didn't do.

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olive_bird_01 Jul 22, 2015

Piddy doesn't know what she did to Yaqui, but she'd better watch her back.

olive_bird_01 Jul 22, 2015

Piddy doesn't know what she did to Yaqui, but she'd better watch her back.

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