Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Meg Medina

359 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction contemporary young adult challenging emotional tense medium-paced


In Meg Medina's compelling new novel, a Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school - and must discover resources she never knew she had. One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to k...

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emotional 90%
tense 54%
challenging 50%
sad 27%
reflective 22%
hopeful 18%
dark 13%
inspiring 9%


medium 69%
fast 26%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 55% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 95% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | No: 16% | It's complicated: 11%

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