Sketchy Tacos

Sketchy Tacos Mila s summer in Mexico is going to be perfect She has a plan If only life would stick to it After facing everything from a flash flood to Moctezuma s revenge from a romantic date for two to a gaggle

  • Title: Sketchy Tacos
  • Author: Meg D. Gonzalez
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Mila s summer in Mexico is going to be perfect She has a plan If only life would stick to it.After facing everything from a flash flood to Moctezuma s revenge, from a romantic date for two to a gaggle of snide girls, teenage artist Mila Gulick finds the biggest challenge comes from the war within herself Her heart, her art, and even her safety are at risk as she strugglMila s summer in Mexico is going to be perfect She has a plan If only life would stick to it.After facing everything from a flash flood to Moctezuma s revenge, from a romantic date for two to a gaggle of snide girls, teenage artist Mila Gulick finds the biggest challenge comes from the war within herself Her heart, her art, and even her safety are at risk as she struggles to find a balance between cultural differences, old assumptions, and strange romance Will her trip end in disaster or will she find the strength for which she s been searching

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    1. As part of a six-week immersion program, seventeen-year-old Mila travels from Indiana to Mexico to learn Spanish over the summer. If she earns enough Spanish credits now, she'll be able to sign up for the advanced drawing class she wants to take in her final year of high school. Mila has a passion for drawing and sketches every moment she can. However, she lacks confidence and doesn't think she has what it takes to be an artist. But, with the help of her supportive host family, two boys who comp [...]

    2. Sketchy Tacos was a bit of a disappointment for me. The beginning was quite slow and I did not enjoy the love triangle that was in the book, as in my opinion it resulted it the book dragging on. Mila was portrayed in the book in a realistic way, and her character development was done well too. In the beginnining she is only striving to be perfect, as she believed only than she will be good enough for her mother. Slowly she begins to realize she should strive for making herself happy. She was rea [...]

    3. This is the story of Mila, an American who got to spend her summer in Mexico to improve her Spanish as credit for school. This is a coming of age story of a girl out to prove to her mother that she can be responsible, trusted and independent. In Mexico, she gets to know herself better and found strength to stand up to her mother. Only after being almost drowned in a flood, the object of rivalry between two friends, being outcast by Mexican girls of her age and sexually harassed. All these experi [...]

    4. A great coming of age story set in Mexico of a girl from Indiana doing a language exchange for the summer, who finds out about herself, her faith, and her gift of art. I enjoyed the read, but as a 30 year old, I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more as a high schooler. Lots of life lessons to be learned, and the author really did a great job of getting into the teenager brain, and showing her trials and emotions. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

    5. This was such a fun, sweet, coming of age story about a girl staying with a Mexican family as an exchange student. Mila is insecure, but lovable as she attempts to fit in with the more socially advanced girls at school, and her missteps with two of the boys were hilarious. But don't mistakenly think this is a superficial story. Throughout the novel, Mila struggles to see herself as God sees her--imperfect and beloved. Her journey is complex and universal to us all. I highly recommend this debut [...]

    6. Great debut novel! Meg D. Gonzalez transported me to Mexico. I loved Mila's journey. I can't wait for the next book.

    7. When I saw the title of this book, I instantly wanted to read it. I love books that takes ones passion and can tell a vivid story, especially from a creative standpoint. Sketchy Tacos is certainly that book. This is a book that is great for the young to the old to read. Mila is a young girl that lacks confidence in herself and wants to fit in with the other girls at school. Her character is very funny and loveable from the beginning. She struggles to see herself as she was created and who she wa [...]

    8. About this book:“Mila’s summer in Mexico is going to be perfect. She has a plan. If only life would stick to it. After facing everything from a flash flood to Moctezuma’s revenge, from a romantic date for two to a gaggle of snide girls, teenage artist Mila Gulick finds the biggest challenge comes from the war within herself. Her heart, her art, and even her safety are at risk as she struggles to find a balance between cultural differences, old assumptions, and strange romance. Will her tri [...]

    9. I loved this story about Mila, a midwesterner like myself, who spends a summer in Mexico before her senior year of high school. Mila's a sweet girl who feels oppressed by her overbearing, strict mother, and she's thrilled to gain some measure of independence, even if it's temporary. Throughout this story, she learns how to pursue her own dreams while also struggling with and eventually finding her faith in God again.This story is cute but I don't agree with the age rating given to it (11-18). Th [...]

    10. High School junior, Mila Gulick travels to Mexico to live for six weeks there as a foreign exchange student, improving her Spanish. She lives with the Ramos Vasquez family and shares a room with Rosa. She immediately feels loved and accepted by this religious family. During the summer, Mila hopes to find herself as well as prove she is grown up and responsible to her controlling, demanding, perfectionist mother. She catches the interest of two of Rosas friends and the boys begin competing for Mi [...]

    11. Was asked to review by Inspired by Kathy- a really fun book reading when the weather is grey and we are longing for some sunshine. Having been to Mexico I just snuggled down and enjoyed the trip - it is bumpy the main character is up against relationship issues, beliefs and finding herself. Well written enjoyed the cultural aspect of this also. This is the authors debut novel and well worth the read, I am now looking this author up.Published 7th February 2017.

    12. This is a coming of age story. Mila, who has been sheltered her whole life, finally gets some freedom when she travels to Mexico to spend 6 weeks with a family there. Mila has always felt she needs to be perfect to be loved. In her time in Mexico, Mila learns that she can be loved by others even though she is not perfect. She learns to trust and develop her natural talents. The pacing of this book was a little off but not enough to ruin the story.

    13. This was such a beautiful story with so many valuable lessons on faith, authenticity, friendships, bullies, trust, parents, love and so much more. I really enjoyed this book and I almost cried that I had finished, but then remembered that there is a sequel coming out next year! I'll definitely be reading the next book AND visit Mexico.

    14. Fun and engagingThis book takes the reader on a journey through Mexico with an American high schooler as she figures out what meaningful relationships should look like. The writing is easy to follow and keeps the reader interested. A solid book for young adult women!

    15. Sketchy Tacos! We all want that adventure filled life, the one with endless unplanned yet fun events and great roller coasters of joy but they never come easy, do they? Please! Even Cinderella had her issues, and so did all the other fairy tale princesses which had happy endings. Right? Well don’t go thinking this is some cliche fairytale plot because it isn’t. Sketchy tacos is an inspirational travel novel which has its main character as Mila(Milidred), a young teen in a foreign country( Me [...]

    16. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.I like reading books that take place in different countries because I get to read about places other than the U.S In addition, the synopsis sounded interesting so I decided to give Sketchy Tacos a shot. I know not to judge a book by its cover, but it's so beautiful and colorful. I'm also really picky about which contemporary books I read, and this one did not let me down.Sketchy Tacos is about a girl trying to figure out her place in the worl [...]

    17. Meg Gonzalez does a good job of drawing the reader into Mila’s confusion and embarrassment and the feeling is reminiscent of high school.*** Spoiler alert ***One of the main persons that Mila interacts with is Rosa, the eldest daughter of her host family. At times Rosa seems very friendly and accommodating, at others she’s very aloof and standoffish. A lot of Rosa’s responses seemed to have been driven by the clique of female friends that she surrounds herself with. One of her more common [...]

    18. Sketchy Tacos is a fantastic and fun read for any audience! Travel along with Mila as she experiences the art, culture, and people of Mexico. Throughout her journey she faces trials, relationship issues, and questions about her faith. I love this book because of its theme of finding one's self, learning about God, and the journey of becoming independent. What a great read!!!

    19. A VERY CLEAN READ. MILA GOES TO MEXICO (THROUGH SCHOOL) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CULTURE AND TO LEARN TO SPEAK SPANISH BETTER. WHILE THERE SHE HAS SOME GIRLS WHO ARE BULLYING HER AND A LOVE TRIANGLE. SHE IS A GOOD GIRL WHO IS BEING PUSHED TO DO THINGS SHE ISNT COMFORTABLE DOING. THIS BOOK SHOWS HOW TRYING TO SNEAK CAN LEAD TO BIGGER PROBLEMS. SHE DISCOVERS THAT GOD IS THERE TO HELP HER IF SHE ASKS. AND THAT IF SHE LISTENS THINGS CAN HEAD IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR HER LIFE AND FAMILY HAPPINESS

    20. Sketchy Tacos by Meg D. Gonzalez was an enjoyable read. This is the story of a 17 year old girl from Indiana. Mila has had 3 years of Spanish and is participating in a summer foreign exchange student program. This is a coming of age story about a girl who has lead a sheltered life in the USA and is now staying with a trusting Mexican family. She must make several decisions and weigh her options. Does she do what her family and church have taught her or should she compromise and go along with the [...]

    21. I received a copy of Sketchy Tacos for free in exchange for an honest review. This is a teen coming of age story. The setting is Mexico and a six week home stay for Mila from Indiana. The book ended up seeing long to me and I skimmed the whole middle section. Mila has very little confidence. Her mother has given her a whole list of things to learn while in Mexico. Mila believes her mother doesn't love her because she doesn't do everything well. Mila loves to sketch and wants to study art when sh [...]

    22. 2.5 starsI received a free ebook review copy of this book but was under no obligation to post a positive reviewI've got to say this story was not what I expected- I went into it expecting a cute contemporary romance filled with the wonders of traveling to a new country. While these elements were definitely there, it was also filled with religious themes- Christian themes to be exact. When we first learned that Mila was Christian I didn't give it much thought because I didn't think it would be su [...]

    23. I received this book free with the intention to review, this didn't effect my opinion of the book.Each of us have our own unique gift, we must each find it and use it to glorify our creator.As Mila struggles with peer pressure and her mother's perfectionist nature, she struggles to understand a new culture and language of the Mexican host family she is spending the summer with. This book inspired and encouraged me in my faith. It was a very pleasant and interesting book I strongly recommend this [...]

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