Yaqui Delgado Wants To Kick Your Ass Summary

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After reading the book Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, I noticed several contemporary realistic themes that teens are faced with today. Author, Meg Medina illuminated issues like, bulling, evolving friendships, young romance, depression, family ties and obligations; what it’s like growing up in a single parent household, and being a first generation American. That is primarily why, I chose the above listed quote to write my response. Piddy Sanchez is a complex character, whose familiarities with new experiences and how she handles them are relevant to many teen’s growing up process today. When we first meet Piddy, she is a bright, Latina, 10th grader, who “just showed up out of nowhere” at Danial Jones High School (p. 2). The antagonistic Darlene delivers news to Piddy that Yaqui Delgado wants to kick her ass. Later, she reveals to Piddy that a video was made during the fight. She also blackmails Piddy into helping her with her homework, after obtaining Yaqui’s schedule. When Darlene was speaking with Piddy, it foreshadowed change was coming for Piddy. Dissimilar to Darlene, is Rob. He is a quiet, kind, genius, who is also bullied. Rob becomes Piddy’s unlikely hero, after returning the kindness she had showed …show more content…
She works for Gloria at Salόn Corazόn, sweeping the floors and occasionally shampooing hair. The plot thickens, Piddy overhears one of the customers saying, “Agustίn, that two-timer he broke that women’s heart forever” (p.64). She was referring to Piddy’s father. This contradicted what Piddy had been told about her father. Piddy forced Clara to revel that her father was married during their romance. Mistrust is a common issue young people presently face, it can be devastating realizing that you have been lied to, regardless of good intentions. After learning about Agustίn, I thought Yaqui could be Piddy’s sister. Since this was never revealed, I believe the author wanted to focus more on Piddy’s growing