Valeria is head over heels in love with Juan Carlos, the prettiest boy in school. He doesn't seem to notice, but her jealous classmate Malinda does. And Valeria's very strict parents are dead set against a boyfriend. Will Valeria succeed in capturing the love of her life against all the odds? 

This comic book is perfect for people (especially teenage girls) who are just starting to learn Spanish. The sentences are short and key words are translated on the page and in the glossary at the end of the book. Words and phrases are repeated often in this engaging and interesting story.  En passant you get some cultural information about Cartagena, Colombia, where the story takes place. A lovely book to really learn some Spanish and have fun after just a few months of Spanish lessons. 

Is this book suitable for you? You can read some sample pages by clicking on them on the left-hand side. If you can read these fairly easily this book is the right one for you.


Nicole de Boer "Because the text of this book is not very difficult, you can really get lost in the story. A nice story about a girl so deeply in love that she will do anything to conquer the heart of the boy in question and causes many mishaps on the way. You comprehend a lot of the narrative through the excellent illustrations. Some of the local folklore of Cartagena is thrown in as a lovely bonus. In short, a very entertaining book."


For Teachers

The level of this book is A2. It contains 130 unique, high frequency words plus some cognates and is written in the present tense. The illustrations enlighten the text and help comprehension a lot. It is an easy and fun book, suitable to be read independently for first-year students and other beginners. Themes like 'falling in love and doing weird things' 'strict parents' and 'mobile phones' make this book an inviting one for reading in the classroom too. And with additional activities you can boost learning even more.

Classroom set 

If you would like to order a set of books for use in your class we can offer a discount of 10% for a minimum of 20 copies of the same title. Please order timely and by e-mail as our supplies are limited. Delivery of larger quantities will take two to three weeks.

Note: All the materials are copyright protected, which means that it is not permitted to make copies for use in the classroom.

Author: Craig Klein Dexemple
Year of publication: 2018
Number of pages: 120 (including glossary)
ISBN: 9780991203895
Illustrated: Yes
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