They Could Have Named Her Anything



Racism, class, and betrayal collide in this poignant debut novel about restoring the broken bonds of family and friendship Every morning, seventeen year old Maria An s Rosario takes the subway an hour from her boisterous and close knit family in Queens to her private high school on the Upper East Side, where she struggles to fit in as one of the only Latina students until Rocky welcomes her into this new life White, rebellious, and ignored by her wealthy parents, Rocky uses her money toward one goal to get away with anything To Maria, it s a dazzling privilege.As a bond develops between these unlikely friends, neither can see what they share most jealousy and the desire for each other s lives But crackling under the surface of their seemingly supportive alliance, the girls begin to commit little betrayals as they strive to get closer to their ideals regardless of the consequences.Told from the perspectives of Maria, Rocky, and their fathers, They Could Have Named Her Anything explores the heartfelt expectation of what it means to live up to the name you ve been given and therewarding discovery of what really matters. New Read Kindle ePUB They Could Have Named Her Anything By Stephanie Jimenez – tiffanydaniels.co.ukThey Could Have Named Her Anything

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  • Kindle Edition
  • They Could Have Named Her Anything
  • Stephanie Jimenez
  • English
  • 12 July 2017

8 thoughts on “They Could Have Named Her Anything

  1. says:

    This month 7 2019 only Prime Members get to choose 2 books for the Prime First Reads programs I m so thankful because I couldn t choose between They Could Have Named Her Anything and What You Did

  2. says:

    This book upset me because by the end I felt like I had wasted my time reading it when I could have read something different I just couldn t develop any real empathy for Maria, the main character, who at times seemed to have her life in focus, other times seemed depressed which was never treated or addressed while other times just seemed to run on pure self centeredness The relationship with Charlie just seemed tarnished and ugly andlike child abuse than anything else Cannot think of This book upset me because by the end I felt like I had wasted my time reading it when I could have read something different I just couldn t develop any real empathy for Maria, the main character, who at times seemed to have her life in focus, other times seemed depressed which was never treated or addressed while other times just seemed to run on pure self centeredness The relationship with Charlie just seemed tarnished and ugly andlike child abuse than anything else Cannot think of a single ...

  3. says:

    This book states it s an adult novel with a seventeen year old protagonist but to me it read like YA fiction I got through about 75% before giving up because the characters, their actions, etc didn t appeal to me I think it s probably a great read for YA, but not for a 40 year old woman.

  4. says:

    When Maria Rosario begins commuting to a private high school on the upper east side of Manhattan, she is befriended by Rocky, a girl who doesn t think twice about paying for Maria s meals and even buys her a plane ticket Maria is enad with her new, wealthy friend, but she s also worried Rocky will look down on because she lives in Queens She doesn t want to have to explain to Rocky why the hot water in the bathroom always turns cold or why they don t have cable TV Meanwhile, Rocky is equa When Maria Rosario begins commuting to a private high school on the upper east side of Manhattan, she is befriended by Rocky, a girl who doesn t think twice about paying for Maria s meals and even buys her a plane ticket Maria is enad with her new, wealthy friend, but she s also worried Rocky will look down on because she lives in Queens She doesn t want to have to explain to Rocky why the hot water in the bathroom always turns cold or why they don t have cable TV Meanwhile, Rocky is equally jealous of Maria s loving, functional family The way Rocky sees it, Maria is loved and needed, while her own parents marital troubles prevent them from paying attention to their children As the two girls become closer, their families get tangled together in messy and complicated ways The structure of the novel is fascinating and works perfectly, the perspective shifting even within chapters from Maria to Rocky to each of their fathers My favorite passage from the book is Maria s thoughts ...

  5. says:

    Decent debutThis is a solid debut coming of age novel about love, identity and finding your way It is a bit dark and somber for my taste, but a good read.

  6. says:

    OK what The story was ok It moved along with a good pace but the ending was crazy It just ended Sometimes the writting was boring where I wasnt even paying attention to what I was reading but some parts pulled me in Just wish the ending was in deed a ending.

  7. says:

    From my editor s letter What s in a name For seventeen year old Maria An s Rosario, her name is a reminder of a woman struggling to live up to expectations, to a life bifurcated There s the Maria with a soft r to her white classmate Rocky, at her private high school on the Upper East Side where Maria is one of the few Latinas in a sea of flat ironed hair and effortless wealth Then there s the accented Mar a to her boyfriend, Andres, and at home a world away in Queens, in a cramped but homey a From my editor s letter What s in a name For seventeen year old Maria An s Rosario, her name is a reminder of a woman struggling to live up to expectations, to a life bifurcated There s the Maria with a soft r to her white classmate Rocky, at her private high school on the Upper East Side where Maria is one of the few Latinas in a sea of flat ironed hair and effortless wealth Then there s the accented Mar a to her boyfriend, Andres, and at home a world away in Queens, in a cramped but homey apartment with her lively family How does she reconcile both parts when Rocky opens ...

  8. says:

    They Could Have Named Her Anything is a beautifully perceptive novel about two families one working class, the other wealthy set in and around an elite NYC school Through Maria, a Latinx scholarship student, and Rocky, her white, wealthy friend, Jimenez writes with honesty, compassion, and wit about the challenges of adolescence, the desire to belong, and the ways race and class complicate both This is a complex and satisfying novel with characters you can t help but fall in love with and root They Could Have Named Her Anything is a beautifully perceptive novel about two families one working class, the other wealthy set in and around an elite NYC school Through Maria, a Latinx scholarship student, and Rocky, her white, wealthy friend, Jimenez writes with honesty, compassion, and wit about the challenges of adolescence, the desire to belong, and the ways race and class complicate both This is a complex and satisfying novel...

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