by Mira Canion
Vanesa wants to impress everyone at her quinceañera birthday party, thus restoring her image with her classmates. If she only could fix her relationship with her mom, things would be nearly perfect. Much to her surprise, when she puts on her extravagant dress for the party she becomes a target rather than a princess for a day. Her dad's ill-fated undercover mission with the local drug cartel, in the Mexican city of Morelia, is about to make an appearance. This is an easy Spanish reader containing just 140 new vocabulary words and many Spanish-English cognates.
75 pages of text
Past tense narration, present tense conversations;
140 word vocabulary
Genre: Realistic teen fiction
Setting: Morelia, México & Lafayette, Colorado