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3.00456621004566 out of 53.00456621004566 out of 53.00456621004566 out of 53.00456621004566 out of 53.00456621004566 out of 5 3.00 (438 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Sitomer Narrator: Blanca Vasquez Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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California Teacher of the Year Alan Lawrence Sitomer is the author of hard-hitting best-sellers like Homeboyz.

Sonia Rodriguez, the teenage daughter of illegal Mexican immigrants, feels stuck in the middle of two worlds. Sonia plans to be the first in her family to graduate high school and go to college. But when she puts her schoolwork before her familia, Sonia's mother sends her to relatives in Mexico to learn the ways of the old world.

Sonia returns more determined than ever to succeed - but it won't be easy. Be aware of strong language and adult situations. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy Blackler | 2/17/2014

    " The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez is all too familiar, and should be not be a secret to anyone who has a Sonia sitting in their class. Told in a voice that grows stronger as the story unfolds, Sitomer has reminded all educators of the responsibility that comes with being an educator; to help all Sonias know that, on one hand, a secret story does not define them, and on the other hand, a secret story is possible if you truly believe, and realize that you don't have to do it alone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alissa Moreno | 2/1/2014

    " The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez was a very good book. I found this book very intresting. I was able to relate with some of the stuff that was happening in it. To me I could not let this book go because i just had to keep reading it. Overall,this book was very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/27/2014

    " It's a very angry book -- the narrator's angry at her culture, her family, the way she's being treated and America -- but it's worth it to stick through to the end. Good portrayal of immigration and the issues surrounding children of immigrants. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/20/2014

    " Good insight into the Hispanic culture. And yes, I agree with many of the stereotypes he portrays. I was glad to see that she broke out of the stereotype to become something other than a young mother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 1/17/2014

    " Great read. I particularly enjoyed Sonia's trip to Mexico to visit her relatives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geraldine | 1/14/2014

    " This book was a reflection on my culture. I really enjoyed the author caputured me in a good way. She a teenager in a culture that a young woman expected to do everything. She was the first to got to collage and attend the unvirsty. in which i could relate to this character in soo many ways because i will too be the first to graduate and go to collage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/13/2014

    " My english teacher told me about this nook, and how i might like it. I did. Its a great book, about family loyalty. It also didn't end like I expected it to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/10/2014

    " Such a powerful book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thonazzina | 12/12/2013

    " Shit this book is real as hell "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hewillman | 12/9/2013

    " My eighth graders love this book. The love interest is a little over the top for me but I loved the part where she spends time with her family in Mexico. A worthwhile read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Selina Escobar | 12/1/2013

    " i love this book because it shows a real life story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nelly Luna | 11/21/2013

    " It's an amazing book. (: "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiara | 4/24/2013

    " At first while reading this book I kept thinking well okay when was it going to end but eventually I began to like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 8/31/2012

    " This is a great story for 14 and older girls. While all of my latino students will enjoy this book, I have many other girls who will also find in Sonia a kindred spirit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanna Smith | 6/1/2012

    " Loved this book. It is about a hispanic girl trying to finish high school, but cultural and family responsibilities keep interfering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/4/2012

    " There was a genuine appeal to the character and her dilemma. The voice was easy and the character a real person that many can relate to regardless of ethnicity. The ending was a bit pat but still believable. Perhaps we need to tie everything up from time to time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aroma | 2/12/2012

    " This book was amazing. Kudos to the author I never knew anything about how hard life for Illegal Mexican Immigrants could be but i learned and the book was a perfect mix of romance, tragedy, drama, and horror "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dali | 11/21/2011

    " Best book Ive ever read! (: "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra Mccracken | 9/28/2011

    " Definitely one of the top this year! Very touching, funny and insightful. I learned a lot about the Hispanic culture and what influences Sonia had to deal with. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 6/21/2011

    " Sonia suffers through a complicated litany of family issues, but, through persistence and some timely coaching ends up achieving her goal of high school graduation and higher ed. This offers some multicultural appeal, but seems to be full of stereotypical characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 5/17/2011

    " This is a well-written, straightforward story. While the narrator's voice is innocent and positive, she is confronted with some very ugly realities of life. Not a junior high read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Selina | 5/12/2011

    " i love this book because it shows a real life story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 4/28/2011

    " It gives a vivid picture of the life of Mexican/Americans who have illegal immigrant parents. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kennie is dah Name (: | 4/18/2011

    " Read this as an assignment in my English class. It was interesting, liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evelyna | 3/22/2011

    " I think this book is really good and is also one of my favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dali | 3/10/2011

    " Best book Ive ever read! (: "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 2/22/2011

    " Definitely one of the top this year! Very touching, funny and insightful. I learned a lot about the Hispanic culture and what influences Sonia had to deal with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/14/2011

    " There was a genuine appeal to the character and her dilemma. The voice was easy and the character a real person that many can relate to regardless of ethnicity. The ending was a bit pat but still believable. Perhaps we need to tie everything up from time to time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/13/2011

    " My english teacher told me about this nook, and how i might like it. I did. Its a great book, about family loyalty. It also didn't end like I expected it to. "

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