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Title: Historically Inaccurate
Author: Shay Bravo
Publisher: Wattpad Books
Release Date: September 29, 2020
Genre: Teens & YA
Age Range: 12+
Grade Level: 7-9
ISBN Paperback: 978-1989365373
Themes: Immigration, family separation, deportation, Mexican-American female author.
It only takes one moment to change your life forever . . .
After her mother’s deportation last year, all Soledad “Sol” Gutierrez wants is for her life to go back to normal. Everything’s changed―new apartment, new school, new family dynamic―and Sol desperately wants to fit in. When she joins her community college’s history club, it comes with an odd initiation process: break into Westray’s oldest house and steal . . . a fork?
There’s just one problem: while the owners of the house aren’t home, their grandson Ethan is, and when he catches Sol with her hand in the kitchen drawer, she barely escapes with the fork intact. This one chance encounter irrevocably alters her life, and Sol soon learns that sometimes fitting in isn’t as important as being yourself―even if that’s the hardest thing she’s ever had to do.
Shay Bravo is a Mexican born author who has now lived half of her life in the USA. She began sharing her work online through Wattpad when she was fifteen years old and has connected with over 114,000 followers. Historically Inaccurate won the 2019 Watty Awards and is her first novel. Shay currently resides in Houston, Texas.
About Wattpad Books:
Wattpad Books, a division of Wattpad, is the leader in data-backed publishing. Leveraging billions of daily insights from Wattpad’s global community of 70 million book lovers, Wattpad Books combines the best of art and science, using human expertise and Story DNA Machine Learning technology to identify the trends, voices, and stories that are the future of publishing. By elevating the stories of diverse communities around the world, Wattpad Books is creating new space for writers and fans of every genre.
Average: 6.71 (which means 3 stars, but made it 3.5!)
This book was such a fast read! I keep being like ‘Just one more chapter’, and so I read half the book in one sitting without realizing!
I really enjoyed Sol as a main character, really going for what she wants, but also learns throughout the book! I also really enjoyed Ethan and Carlos as side characters.
This book is mainly a romance and a college story, but I did enjoyed the side story of the history club as well. Another very important topic of this book was the fact that Sol’s mother got deported to Mexico (before the start of the book). And it was very interesting to see how she and her dad were dealing with it. And it was also interesting to see ‘a broken family’ but in a totally different way that we get in other books!
In my opinion the best parts of this book were the family and friend relationships! The college part of the story was good, but nothing special compared to other college stories!
I really enjoyed Shay Bravo’s writing, as I mentioned, it was just very easy to fly through!