It’s summer before eighth grade, and Erica “Chia” Montenegro is feeling so many things that she needs a mood ring to keep track of her emotions. She’s happy when she hangs out with her best friends, the Robins. She’s jealous that her genius little sister skipped two grades. And she’s passionate about the crushes on her Boyfriend Wish list. And when Erica’s mom is diagnosed with breast cancer, she feels worried and doesn’t know what she can do to help.
When her family visits a cuarto de milagros, a miracle room in a famous church, Erica decides to make a promesa to God in exchange for her mom’s health. As her mom gets sicker, Erica quickly learns that juggling family, friends, school, and fulfilling a promesa is stressful, but with a little bit of hope and a lot of love, she just might be able to figure it out.
Confetti Girl author Diana Lopez returns with this sweet, funny, and utterly honest story about being a girl in a world full of good (and bad) surprises.
- Age Range: 8 – 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 – 7
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 20, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316209945
- ISBN-13: 978-0316209946
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.3 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
—School Library Journal
—Guadalupe Garcia McCall, author of Summer of the Mariposas and Pura Belpre Award winner Under the Mesquite Tree
—René Saldaña Jr., author of A Good Long Way
—Library Media Connection
Praise for Confetti Girl:
“This debut novel puts at its center a likable girl facing realistic problems on her own terms.”—Booklist
“An appealing coming-of-age novel set in a traditional Mexican-American town.”—Kirkus
“López delicately displays the power of optimism and innovation during difficult times.”—Publishers Weekly