Schraff, Anne. Bad Blood. (Urban Underground) Saddleback 2014 187p $9.95 ISBN 978-1-62250-766-5 jr/sr Realistic fiction E-BN
Carlotta has been sent to her aunt’s house for the rest of her senior year as punishment. She feels that it is unfair, and the accusation of her misbehavior at school is highly exaggerated. When Carlotta arrives at her cousin’s house she refuses to get out of the car. She begs her parents to give her another chance. She promises to behave and do all they ask of her. But her parents are simply fed up and at the end of their rope. They have tried everything. The only alternative left is sending her to her aunt’s house to cool off and finish her last year of high school.
However, her cousin Naomi and her parents find this offensive and intrusive, but Naomi is willing to give it a try for her aunt. Her father is grumbling, but he is also willing to give it a try. They find that Carlotta to be rude, bratty, and without manners. She has been allowed to do as she pleases and wears clothing one size too small.
The stage has been set, and this means Carlotta will be in rare form. In her first class she shows everyone what she is capable of and embarrasses her cousin and her friends, but mostly she embarrasses herself. Her biggest problem is that she shows little respect to anyone, but especially herself, as she goes after other girls’ boyfriends. The her eyes fall on her cousin’s boyfriend.
Summary: Carlotta has been sent to her aunt’s house for the rest of her senior year as punishment. She feels that it is unfair, and she immediately begins acting out, pursuing other girls’ boyfriends and embarrassing herself and others with her rude behavior.
Latino teens-Fiction --Magna Diaz