Historically Inaccurate Tour

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About the Book

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. 

Review

A very happy book birthday to this cutie! This book is just so needed right now. It’s refreshing yet so applicable to what many are going through today. I also love that it focused on a college aged student. I feel like a lot of the books that talk about deportation ignore this age group. And I mean, imagine dealing with this on TOP of the stress of going through college.

This is one of those books that definitely fall into that “day in the life” category. There isn’t necessarily that much that happens in the book, but for a story like this I think that makes it that much more impactful. We get a snapshot into the daily life of Sol for a short period time. See how she deals with everything thrown at her. And how, despite it all, life goes on. Plus Sol is just a wonderful character to read about. She’s got spunk and heart and I really enjoyed learning more about her.

This is a book about family and dealing with losing a key member of that family. Sol’s Mexican heritage and culture is also wonderfully interwoven throughout the story and added a lot of depth and meaning to the themes. And while there are some things I would have enjoyed seeing developed a bit more, this is a nice and short read that you can quickly devour while also gaining something from it.

About the Author

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.

*I received an arc in exchange for an honest review*

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