13 The First Rule of Punk

The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez

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Choose one prompt to respond to:

Option 1:  What did you learn about Latinx culture from this novel?

Option 2:  Why do you think Malu is hiding the performance from her mother?  Do you think this was a reasonable decision on her part?  Explain why or why not?

7 thoughts on “13 The First Rule of Punk

  1. I think she is hiding her performance from her Mom because her Mom is always trying to pressure Malu into dressing like her and when malu did something not approved of then Malu got in trouble. So yes I think her decision was reasonable.

  2. I think Malu is hiding the performance from her mom, because she knows her mom doesnt like Punk. I think she was scared that her mom would take Punk away from her even though it is the only thing connecting her to her dad. I think she doesnt want to lose that connection. I understand why Malu would have done this, but I think if she just sat down and really explained to her mom she would have let Malu do the concert anyway. So I think maybe she should I told her mom, but I’m kind of torn between the two options.

  3. I think Malu is hiding the performance from her mom because her mom wants Malu to be just like her. If her mom found out Malu would of got in trouble. I think Malu’s decision is okay, because she should be able to be who she wants to be.

  4. I think that malú is hiding it from her mother because it is unsnenioritá like and she thinks her mother will kick her out of the band I think it is reasonable because she really wants to be in the band

  5. I think she is hiding the performance from her mom because she doesn’t want her to come. I don’t think this was a reasonable decision because she should have just say that she didn’t want her to go or something.

  6. I like this book because the main character stands up to the bully and finds friends that don’t care how she looks and end up being really good friends.

  7. I think that Malu is hiding the performance from her mom because she is worried that her mom won’t let her do it. Also, she is hiding it from her mom because her mom would not approve and Malu is tired of her mom criticizing her. I think that Malu’s decision wasn’t reasonable. I think this because I feel that if she told her mom, it would be a good time to tell her how she was tired of her always trying to make her a señorita. Also, I think that her mom would go to it even if Malu told her about the performance because that is the kind of thing that a mom would not miss out on.

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