What Can't Wait

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Carolrhoda Lab, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 234 pages
12 Reviews
Marissa has smarts and plenty of promise, but she's marooned in a broken-down Houston neighborhood--and in a Mexican immigrant family where making ends meet matters much more than making it to college. When her home life becomes unbearable, Marissa seeks comfort elsewhere--and suddenly neither her best friend or boyfriend can get through to her. What Can't Wait tells the story of one girl's survival in a world in which family trumps individual success and independence, and self-reliance the only key that can unlock the door to the future.
  

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User Review  - nicovin - LibraryThing

Review Copy Provided by NetGalley: For most teens getting awesome grades in calculus would be enough to make their parents ecstatic and maybe give them a little extra pizza money. For Marissa, it just ... Read full review

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User Review  - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing

Marisa is a Mexican-American high-school senior from a traditional Mexican immigrant family living in Houston. So she's expected to be a self-sacrificing, dutiful daughter who puts everyone else ahead ... Read full review

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Contents

November Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
9
Chapter 3
19
Chapter 4
23
Chapter 5
26
Chapter 6
34
Chapter 7
41
December Chapter 8
48
Chapter 22
136
Chapter 23
148
Chapter 24
152
April Chapter 25
159
Chapter 26
165
May Chapter 27
169
Chapter 28
174
Chapter 29
178

January Chapter 9
57
Chapter 10
61
Chapter 11
67
Chapter 12
76
February Chapter 13
81
Chapter 14
90
Chapter 15
99
Chapter 16
103
Chapter 17
108
March Chapter 18
112
Chapter 19
117
Chapter 20
125
Chapter 21
130
Chapter 30
185
Chapter 31
193
Chapter 32
199
Chapter 33
202
Chapter 34
205
June Chapter 35
214
Chapter 36
221
Chapter 37
227
Acknowledgments
233
Back Flap
235
Back Cover
236
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