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|Genre||Young Adult Novels|
Written work and topics
Her first book Estrella's Quinceañera deals with a girl's struggle between a traditional quinceañera and an American-style Sweet 16 birthday party. It is based in San Jose, California. Estrella's Quinceañera was published by Simon & Schuster in 2006.
Alegria also wrote Sofi's Guide To Getting Lost in Mexico in which Sofi Mendoza goes to a party in TJ (Tijuana) to hook up with her biggest crush but finds out her green card is fake. Then she has to endure cooking, cleaning and a truck that smells like Chinese food.
Malin conducts readings across the United States.
QUINCEAÑERA, The Monterey County Herald. By Marc Cabrera. Apr 16, 2006
Kids' Corner, Entertainment Weekly. Mar 14, 2006 EW Review
BookList, American Library Association. February 15, 2006