Wow! Salva, Beth, and I are on Tour Stop #19 today. I can't believe we're only half done! Check out Emily's great review & giveaway. Plus, of course, another interview.
Salva's struggles to stay true to himself while also pleasing his immigrant father were so vivid. Did you have to deal with something similar growing up? Or have you had students who were dealing with these high parental expectations?I think the struggle to find one’s own path is a universal part of the senior year experience. Along with that rush of knowing the year is going to end, friends are going to move on, and that no matter what choice you make, life is going to change dramatically. Salva has plenty of his own problems without me pawning mine off on him. His sense of responsibility is heightened, both by his role as an older sibling in an immigrant family and as one in which a parent has died.
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