All member reviews for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Common Sense Media says

Mesmerizing, gritty story of bullied Latina teen in NYC.

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Kid, 10 years old July 1, 2013


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Too much swearing
Adult Written byChristina P. October 29, 2016


This book is inappropriate for any school to require. The title is obnoxious. The book makes sexual references ( including penis size). The main character finds out she is the result of an affair between her mother and a married man who promptly dumps her once the pregnancy comes to light. The book is full of foul language. One character gets her clothes ripped off and is beaten by a gang of boys. There is nothing redeeming about this book and my son is none the better for having read it. I would be embarrassed to read this aloud in front of a classroom full of kids if I were a teacher. I seriously do not know what in the world any educator- let alone a Principal is thinking assigning a book like this. Big thumbs down.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old December 31, 2016

Yaqui Delgado Needs an Improvement

Crazy offensive--and I'm not talking about the title. Many vain and (in my opinion) hurtful mentions of our Lord's name. Boring theme and plot. Curse words and some scenes are disgusting. Lacks cultural themes, despite the fact that the main character is hispanic.
What other families should know
Too much swearing