Love Maurene Goo, and all her cute books! I’d have to say that my favorite was “Somewhere Only We Know.”
Here’s a notable line from her “The Way You Make Me Feel Book”-
“When you saw the city like this, everything inside you slowed down. Relaxed. It wasn’t that LA was perfect, or some immigrant utopia. Like other good things in the world, it was deeply flawed, and on some days you sat parked on the 110 surrounded by buildings you couldn’t see because of the smog, and you hated it here. It could be relentless and lonely. But . . . more important, it was home. And I related, deeply, to a home that was a little messed up, but ever-evolving.