Everything Within and In Between by Nikki Barthelmess

Everything Within and In Between by Nikki Barthelmess

For Ri Fernández’s entire life, she’s been told, “We live in America and we speak English.” Raised by her strict Mexican grandma, Ri has never been allowed to learn Spanish. What’s more, her grandma has always pushed Ri away from the neighbourhood they call home and toward her best friend’s world of mansions and country clubs in the hopes that it’ll bring Ri closer to achieving the “American Dream.” In her most private thoughts, Ri has always believed that her mother, who disappeared… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Slut shaming
  • Child abandonment
  • Recreational drug use
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Teen pregnancy mentioned
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