In Theresa Saldana's collection of stories for young adults, her characters confront issues relevant to all teens. Many must overcome suffering - whether physical or emotional - that impacts their sense of security and well-being. A teenager survives an auto accident that has left her with disfiguring scars. Will she be able to really live again? A high school student prepares to leave the safety of home where her friends have accepted her the way she is - overweight. Will her new college classmates be able to look beyond her big body? Sure to intrigue teen readers who will identify with numerous contemporary references, the engrossing stories in this collection give voice to young Latinas who, like their counterparts everywhere, yearn to be normal.