Early Chapters
Cryptids
The Garza Sisters
Eye for Detail
The Basics
100

Where do the girls live?

The girls live in Eagle Pass, Texas, near the border of Mexico.

100

What is the name of the evil-looking yet friendly ghost in the story?

The name of the ghost is La Llorona.

100

Who are the 5 Garza sisters?

The 5 Garza sisters are Odilia, Juanita, Velia, Delia and Pita.

100

What is the name of Efrain Perdido's dog?

The dog's name is Serberus... he's guarding the entrance to the Perdido's home.
100

Who is the author of the book?

The author is Guadalupe Garcia McCall.

200

How are the girls spending their time during the summer?

They spend their time swimming in a pond in Mexico

200
How does Cecilia earn the trust of the Garza sisters?

Cecilia earns their trust by being beautiful, having an amazing home and by feeding the sisters.

200

Who is the narrator and how do they know the sisters?

Odilia is the narrator; she is the oldest sister.

200

When does Odilia use the ear pendant for the first time?

Odilia uses it to distract the Border Patrol Guard in order to drive into Mexico.

200

What do the butterflies represent in the story?

The butterflies, or mariposas, represent the Garza sisters and their magic.
300

What is their mom's occupation?

She works in a restaurant as a waitress.

300

Why does Cecilia curse the sister?

After defeating her, the sisters make fun of Cecilia's real appearance.

300

What sister tries to use complex vocabulary but often gets it wrong?

Juanita often tries showing off her vocabulary skills by trying to use complex vocabulary.

300

Who does Odilia chase into the water?

Odilia chases the ghosts of La Llorona's children.

300

Who are the girls trying to reconnect with at Hacienda Dorada?

The girls are trying to reconnect with their grandmother.

400
How does Odilia try to trick her sisters into staying home?

Odilia dresses up and pretend to be their mother, home early from work.

400

Why does the chupacabra have a missing eyeball?

The chupacabra has a missing eyeball because Teresita's husband shot it out.

400

What car do the girls steal in order to drive down to Mexico?

The girls stole their dad's Chevrolet Nova.

400

What happens to the donkey that the girls meet?

The donkey transforms into a nagual... a human-like sorcerer.

400

What advice does La Llorona give to Odilia?

La Llorona tells Odilia to remain "noble" and "kind" in order to keep her family together.

500

What game did the girls love playing with their father, until it became too personal?

The Garza family played Loteria... until their dad ruined it for them.

500

What trick do the sisters use to kill most of the lechuzas?

To kill the birds, the girls tie 7 circles on a silver piece of thread.

500

What is the name of the Aztec Queen protecting the Garza sisters?

The Aztec Queen's name is Tonantzin.

500

What do the girls notice about the nagual's cave that causes them to be scared?

The girls notice that human bones fill the nagual's cave.

500

Why does Odilia use the ear pendant for a second time?

Odilia uses the ear pendant for a second time to avoid being question by the Perdido family.
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