Tigers, Not Daughters
Tigers, Not Daughters is the stunning tale of four young Latina sisters in Texas, told through the eyes of the naïve, voyeuristic boys across the street, and from the girls’ own perspectives as well. A year after the death of the eldest sister, Ana, her sisters are hollow, their spirits choked by their unreliable and emotionally abusive father. Ana returns as a ghost, haunting each of her sisters in a different way—each sister unique in her grief, developed so fully that they burst off the page. Mabry leaves a few threads running unresolved in the very best way at the close of this precious story woven with magical realism. I’ve never chosen an audiobook solely on the basis of its narrator, but after listening to Luis Moreno’s exquisite narration of this book, I now have reason to. Recommended by Mary.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of 2020
A SLJ Best Book of 2020
A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2020
A 2020 BCCB Blue Ribbon List title
“Move over, Louisa May Alcott!