Ask my mood ring how I feel

by López, Diana,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION López
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Fiction
Call Number  TEEN FICTION López
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction CHILDREN LOP
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lopez (Confetti Girl, 2009) creates another likable character in Erica Chia Montenegro, whose comfortable middle-class life is flipped in an instant when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer. Instead of being able to concentrate on cute boys, her friendly clique (the Robins), and the usual middle-school concerns, Chia is thrust into the role of caregiver to her two-year-old brother and feels additional responsibilities at home, where her younger sister also worries about their mother's prognosis. When the family visits a cuarto de milagros to pray for help, Chia decides to make a big promesa: surely 500 sponsors for a 5K walk to fight cancer would help heal her mother. Chia's struggle to keep up with friends, housework, and schoolwork is painfully realistic yet tempered with light touches of humor. The many characters in Chia's life are individually and lovingly drawn; more than just props in Chia's story, they have concerns, hopes, and dreams of their own. Readers will feel like Chia's family and friends could do anything as long as they stick together and they may be right.--Howerton, Erin Downey Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Chia Montenegro is the kind of girl who describes conversations with boys as "close encounters of the third kind" and favors T-shirts with slogans like, "I'm right 97% of the time. Who cares about the other 4%?" In other words, she's an entirely disarming and sympathetic narrator. Over the summer, Chia's mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, which spurs worries and changes throughout their family. Chia's younger sister begins to compulsively count and clean, her father starts losing his temper, and 13-year-old Chia feels the weight of caring for her high-maintenance two-year-old brother and trying to stay supportive. After visiting the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle in southern Texas, Chia dedicates herself to a promesa, vowing to secure 500 sponsors for a Walk for the Cure in exchange (she hopes) for her mother's recovery. Lopez (Choke) skillfully balances emotional moments with humorous ones, offering an honest portrait of a family under strain. Chia's clever, cheeky voice and a strong cast contribute to an inspiring story about developing "a special kind of bravery." Ages 8-12. Agent: Stefanie Von Borstel, Full Circle Literary. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Fund raising -- Fiction.
Promises -- Fiction.
Cancer -- Fiction.
Family life -- Texas -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Christian life -- Fiction.
Hispanic Americans -- Fiction.
Fund raising -- Juvenile fiction.
Promises -- Juvenile fiction.
Cancer -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Texas -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Christian life -- Juvenile fiction.
Hispanic Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
San Antonio (Tex.) -- Fiction.
San Antonio (Tex.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 324 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780316209960
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