Don't Date Rita Santos

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For fans of GILMORE GIRLS and TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE, this effervescent love story from debut author Nina Moreno will sweep you away.
Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that's what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you're a boy with a boat.
But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about.
As her college decision looms, Rosa collides-literally-with Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?--from the publisher

336 pages 978-1368039703 Ages 13 and up

Keywords: college, Cuba, grandmother, family, dating, romance, cultures, identity, Latinx, Latina, being yourself, individuality, mother/daughter, heritage, diverse books, diversity, multicultural, multigenerational, Latina author

Read alikes: With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo; There's Something About Sweetie; Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo

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