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“A charming novel that will appeal to teens looking for a love story.”
—School Library Journal 

Once Upon a Quinceañera

Written by Monica Gomez-Hira
Published by HarperCollins Publishers

Carmen Aguilar just wants to make her happily ever after come true.  Except apparently “happily ever after” for Carmen involves being stuck in an unpaid summer internship. Now she has to perform as a party princess! In a ball gown. During the summer. In Miami.

Fine. Except that’s only the first misfortune in what’s turning out to be a summer of Utter Disaster.

But if Carmen can manage dancing in the blistering heat, fending off an oh-so-unfortunately attractive ex, and stopping her spoiled cousin from ruining her own quinceañera, then Carmen might just get that happily ever after after all.

Primary ISBN: 9780062996831
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 13 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation

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