I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

by

Erika L. Sánchez

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One of Olga’s high school friends. When Julia runs into her at a party, Jazmyn excitedly asks how Olga’s doing, and remarks that she was “in love” the last time Jazmyn ran into her. Julia must explain that Olga is dead, much to Jazmyn’s shock and chagrin. Julia later gets Jazmyn’s phone number through one of Juanga’s friends and calls her to beg her for anything else she can remember about the last time she saw Olga.

Jazmyn Quotes in I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

The I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter quotes below are all either spoken by Jazmyn or refer to Jazmyn. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Knopf edition of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter published in 2017.
Chapter 7 Quotes

The sky is still dark, but it’s beginning to brighten. There are beautiful, faint streaks of orange over the lake. It looks like it’s been cracked open.

I think of Jazmyn’s face when I told her about Olga. Everywhere I go, my sister’s ghost is hovering.

Related Characters: Julia Reyes (speaker), Olga Reyes, Lorena, Juanga, Jazmyn
Page Number: 97
Explanation and Analysis:
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Jazmyn Character Timeline in I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

The timeline below shows where the character Jazmyn appears in I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7
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...woman in a catsuit approaches her and asks if she’s Olga’s sister—she introduces herself as Jazmyn, a high school friend of Olga’s. Julia feels a hazy memory of the girl return... (full context)
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Julia, stunned, tells Jazmyn that Olga is dead. She is intrigued by the idea that Olga was in love... (full context)
Chapter 10
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...Lorena and Juanga gossip and laugh, Julia is distracted by thoughts of her sister, and Jazmyn’s words about her. When Juanga complains that he hates nature, Julia snaps out of her... (full context)
Chapter 11
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...transcripts from the community college, and ask Juanga to help her get in touch with Jazmyn. (full context)
Chapter 12
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...Olga probably did just live a normal, boring life. Still, Julia asks Lorena to get Jazmyn’s number through Juanga. Lorena agrees, though she says she doesn’t see the point in digging... (full context)
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On Monday, Juanga gives Julia the number for one of Jazmyn’s friends. Julia calls the girl, Maribel, and gets Jazmyn’s number from her. At home, Julia... (full context)