New Spanish-Language Romance Novella Explores Coming of Age, Difficulties of Growing Up

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Evelyn González announces publication of ‘La Regla de 16,’ the Spanish translation of ‘The 16 Rule’

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I want my readers to take away the thought that their life isn’t that much different than Lucy’s. I also want them to evaluate their relationship with their parent(s).

Eleven months, an eternity, is what separates Lucy from turning 16 and the permission to go out with a boy. To complicate matters, Lucy’s close foursome of friends with Emma, Max and Steve is threatened when her new friend Lily catches the attention of both Max and Steve.

Inspired by her Latino roots, Evelyn González’s title, “La Regla de 16: The 16 Rule” (published by Archway Publishing), is a Spanish-language romance novella aimed at young adults. The book shows Lucy navigating the process of growing up by dealing with inner conflicts and difficulties with her classmates and her parents.

“Whether this was 40 years ago or today, teens feel misunderstood,” González says. “I want my readers to take away the thought that their life isn’t that much different than Lucy’s. I also want them to evaluate their relationship with their parent(s).”

An excerpt from “La Regla de 16”:
El primer día de escuela de verano en Inland Valley High era un día que yo había esperado desde que mi primer año terminó sin incidentes. Desperté con la canción “Butterfly Kisses”, de Bob Carlisle, tocando en la radio. Las palabras me recordaron las veces que me sentaba en el regazo de mi padre parpadeando con nuestras pestañas unidas.

“La Regla de 16”
By Evelyn González
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 294 pages | ISBN 9781480834965
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 294 pages | ISBN 9781480834989
E-Book | 294 pages | ISBN 9781480834972
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Evelyn González was raised by Mexican parents with strict beliefs and grew up in the multi-cultural valley of San Gabriel of California. She has a master’s degree in counseling and educational guidance and has more than 28 years of experience in teaching. She lives in Southern California with her family. “La Regla de 16” is the Spanish translation of her first published book, “The 16 Rule.”

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit http://www.archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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