Houston, We Have a Problema by Gwendolyn Zepeda

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Back of the book: Jessica Luna isn’t always sure what to do with her life, but there are plenty of people willing to tell her. Her mother says she should drop the bad boys and marry a nice man the way her sister, Sabrina, did. Her coworkers encourage her to climb the corporate ladder, while her friends tell her to ditch the day job and strike out on her own. Is it any wonder, with so much conflicting advice, Jessica would rather rely on the plastic Virgin Mary that hangs in her car and her weekly visits with her friendly neighborhood psychic, Madame Hortensia? But as Jessica’s life becomes increasingly complicated, the universe becomes increasingly unclear. Madame Hortensia confirms a big change is on the horizon . . . but exactly what that means is something no one sees coming.
Gwendolyn Zepeda gives us Jessica – a character who is easy to cheer for. I really wanted her to succeed – in her job aspirations, her family relationships, and her romantic situation. Houston, We Have a Problema is a fast-paced novel about a young woman figuring out her life and working out exactly who she is. It was a quick read and I enjoyed it.
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My thanks to Miriam Parker of Hachette Book Group USA for sending the book