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The First Rule of Punk #2020

The First Rule of Punk By Celia C. Pérez The First Rule of Punk From debut author and longtime zine maker Celia C Perez The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship finding your place and learning to rock out like no one s watching Th
  • Title: The First Rule of Punk
  • Author: Celia C. Pérez
  • ISBN: 9780425290408
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The First Rule of Punk By Celia C. Pérez From debut author and longtime zine maker Celia C Perez, The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one s watching There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school you can t fix it with duct tape like you would your Chuck Taylors On Day One, twelve year old Malu MariaFrom debut author and longtime zine maker Celia C Perez, The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one s watching There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school you can t fix it with duct tape like you would your Chuck Taylors On Day One, twelve year old Malu Maria Luisa, if you want to annoy her inadvertently upsets Posada Middle School s queen bee, violates the school s dress code with her punk rock look, and disappoints her college professor mom in the process Her dad, who now lives a thousand miles away, says things will get better as long as she remembers the first rule of punk be yourself The real Malu loves rock music, skateboarding, zines, and Soyrizo hold the cilantro, please And when she assembles a group of like minded misfits at school and starts a band, Malu finally begins to feel at home She ll do anything to preserve this, which includes standing up to an anti punk school administration to fight for her right to express herself Black and white illustrations and collage art throughout make The First Rule of Punk a perfect pick for fans of books like Roller Girl and online magazines like Rookie.
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    1. What a lively book.This spunky heroine definitely reminded me of what it means to be young and passionate Can t believe I need reminding aah, university, what are you doing to me When the principal tells her the punk makeup she s wearing is not welcome in the school, she finds new ways of showing her style.Whenever someone tells her she can t do something, she tries twice as hard, instead of giving up She reminded me of me I used to be seriously scared of getting into trouble at school and then [...]


    2. They don t warn you in library school They ll tell you about all the cool children s books you ll get to read They ll stress how you ll be able to make a difference in the lives of kids by introducing them to books they might never find on their own They ll talk about the glory of the profession, and rightly so But they won t tell you about Middle Grade Novel Burnout It s a killer, that one You see, if you read too many middle grade novels in a given year, you begin to sense patterns that no one [...]


    3. I was lucky to read an advanced reader copy of this book It helps when you are married to the author Despite my obvious bias, this book is the bees knees, the bomb diggity, simply awesome If you don t fall in love with Maria Luisa Malu , the main character in this book, your heart just might be made of stone Middle grade kids are going to love this book Parents of those same kids are going love this book too.


    4. Boricuan Bookworms Book Reviews The First Rule of Punk is a fun middle grade book about a Mexican American girl who whose mother has relocated them to Chicago for a new job I really liked a lot of things about Mal from the beginning, because it was completely relatable to me to see her struggling with her identity She doesn t want to be the perfect Mexican se orita her mother wants her to be, but instead wants to be punk like her dad.Mal s struggles really highlight the unrealistic expectations [...]


    5. A realistic and captivating middle grade voice and a plot that moves along at a perfect pace This story of identity explores being Mexican American, being punk, being torn between cultures and parents, transition, and discovering your own patchwork quilt you Plus, Mal s zines woven in are awesome


    6. This debut middle grade novel by longtime zine maker Celia C P rez is a touching story about punk loving Maria Luisa, who likes to be referred to as Malu When she and her mother move to a new town and Malu starts a new middle school, she keeps reminding herself of the first rule of punk be yourself Unfortunately, Posada Middle School makes that hard to do with rules about dress code and an anti punk principal Readers will enjoy Malu s wry sense of humor and relate to themes like fitting in and b [...]


    7. Fresh fun story line fantastic format with the zines included Definitely a must have book for middle school libraries


    8. one of my favorite middle grade reads of the year a funny but heartfelt story about finding your people, being yourself, taking pride in your heritage, and standing up for what you believe in



    9. The first rule about reading the book The First Rule of Punk is that you will LOVE it This story has everything emotion, wit, culture, intelligence, heart and a fantastic soundtrack make a playlist might be rule 2 I can t wait to see the final artwork in the finished copy because I love Mal s zine so much I learned a lot from reading this while still being reminded of my own childhood experiences I am eagerly awaiting another book from Celia C P rez This is my favorite middle grade book of 2017 [...]


    10. Incredibly adorable, original with a pure punk spirit I loved this character and her journey to embrace her full self And a subversive librarian Perfection


    11. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineWhen Malu s Maria Luisa mother gets a two year visiting professorship in Chicago, she has to leave her father and his record shop in Gainesville Malu and her father love punk rock music, and her mother is not a fan, so Malu really wishes she could stay with her father Even though she makes an impassioned plea in an artfully crafted zine, she is living in Chicago before she knows it It s a fun, quirky neighborhood with lots of other Hispanic residents, which [...]



    12. Spoiler alert the first rule of punk is to be yourself Mal is a great protagonist she isn t afraid to be different and fights for what she believes is right, but still has flaws and middle school doubts enough to make her realistic and relatable Her twin loves of zines and punk rock are so fun, and it was great to see and learn about some Chicano culture through her mom whom she calls Super Mexican and friends Eight page zines are scattered throughout the book, as well as punk and ranchero music [...]


    13. Mal is unsure about moving to a new place, but all she has to remember to survive is the first rule of punk Filled with three dimensional characters and featuring peeks at Mal s zines, middle grade readers will devour this one whole


    14. I loved this middle grade debut by Celia P rez The main character is unique and full of heart As she moves to Chicago with her mom, she finds new ways to follow the first rule of punk be yourself Mal s Mexican heritage sometimes feels removed from how she self identifiesa punk rocking, zine making, cilantro avoiding, vegetarian, but she learns that those two things don t need to be mutually exclusive.


    15. Terrific Wry observations about mum almostteenagedaughter relationships, with lots of spunk encouragement for readers to believe in themselves Deservedly one of School library journal s best books of 2017 I read this after my 12 and 9 year olds had raced through it and raved about it All three of us give it 5 5.


    16. What s the first rule of punk Be yourself Sometimes that s easier said than done Love that Mal s zines are interspersed throughout the story This will be my top rec for 2018 s music themed Summer Reading.


    17. Very cute story I am reading this aloud to my middle schoolers and they seem hooked We will be doing a zine making lesson to follow While the plot is very predictable, the story really brings a fun and unique voice to the characters It introduces teens to the vibrancy in Mexican American and punk rock cultures Those who enjoyed the movie Coco will probably also enjoy this book It has positive messages about family, friendship, and self identity.


    18. a book about a misfit teen growing up in chicago trying to navigate the space between her culture and her self expression through zines, music, and hair dye UMthis is the book that would have fed my soul as a teen, and enriches my world as an adult such a great book.



    19. Loved this A middle grades novel about identity that strikes all the right chords Malu is figuring out who she is in the world as a Mexican American punk rocker Perez keeps it real and fresh with interesting characters, especially her zine making lead Highly recommend


    20. When I think about where I live south central Texas and how hard it has been for me to find stories for my students that are mirrors into their lives in multiple ways, it was a struggle the last few years The First Rule of Punk though BLEW me away I was thinking about all of my past students and even future students who will relate to this in ways than just the protagonists storyline This is a book I will immediately preorder multiple copies of Mal is a young girl who feels that who she is does [...]


    21. Oh wow, do I ever love this book The First Rule of Punk has heart, humor, spunk, and charm And, of course, a radical and delightful punk rock sensibility in the main character, Mal This is a terrific story about a girl, Mal , who has to move from Miami to Chicago with her professor mom for two years, and is bummed, and wants to be punk rock about it her dad, back in Miami, owns a record store but finds it s hard to maintain a punk rock attitude all the time, especially when you re only 12 and in [...]


    22. Edelweiss review aka, I LOVED THIS BOOK Maria Luisa, star of The First Rule of Punk, has the voice I want every little brown girl to find and read Mal , as she prefers to be called, is memorable, funny, and startlingly relatable for any mexican american who didn t realize how much they needed her in their life She likes rock music and her dad s record store, prefers soyrizo to the meat filled chorizo, and sometimes feels like she could never be mexican enough for her college profesora mom whom s [...]


    23. I was lucky enough to receive this INCREDIBLE ARC I can t recommend this book enough All the stars for Mal who, in search of her true punk persona, attempts to avoid the identities to which she feels others want her to conform Her creative and charismatic middle grade voice shines in this amazing debut novel from Celia C Perez and she realizes that identity is not quite as straight foward as she once thought So thankful for the opportunity to read



    24. This was a Pura Bel Pre honor book, and one of only two true middle grade books to receive any honors out of all of this year s YMA s, and it was just the thing I needed to read after reading so of the other YA winners and honorees that were good, but so heavy and serious Not that this story is fluff or frivolous by any means, but it is definitely lighter, energetic, fun, and positive, and I loved it Twelve year old Maria Luisa, who prefers to be called Malu, is about to leave Florida, the only [...]


    25. I basically devoured The First Rule of Punk over the course of two days, and aw, it s such a great middle grade novel Our narrator Mal is twelve, almost thirteen, and at the start of the book she s sad about having to move from Gainesville to Chicago for two years because of her mom s new temporary professorship there Mal doesn t have a lot of close friends in Gainesville, but it s home, and she s also going to miss her dad her parents are divorced and her dad owns a record store she feels cultu [...]


    26. Mal doesn t want to move to Chicago with her mother She doesn t want to leave her dad, her dog, her dad s record shop She wants to be able to continue eating pizza at DaVinci s, skate boarding around the art building, getting bagels delivered to her door But her parents are in agreement, Mal must go with her mom I really enjoyed this book Mal s struggles as the new girl in school felt very real to me I also loved Mal s sense of self and style Her artistic nature and the Zine s she creates to com [...]


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