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Author: Gary Soto Narrator: Anthony Perez Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781620640913

Publisher Description

When Hector's mother suggests that he and his amigo, Mando, get out of East LA for the weekend and see some of the world, he's thinking Paris. So he's a little disappointed when they end up in Fresno, sleeping on a lumpy couch in his Uncle Julio's messy apartment. Hector figures it's going to be one boring weekend. He couldn't be more wrong. Between flying in a rickety old plane, spotting an armored car heist, and warding off the bumbling thieves who did it, this could be the craziest—and scariest—weekend ever.

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  • “Set in contemporary times, this book offers humor and high adventure.”

    - Children’s Literature
  • “The boys’ language is a lively and often musical mixture of English and Spanish…An entertaining novel, especially for contemporaries of these hip, likable protagonists.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Soto’s adept character development brings to life the witty, streetwise boys; the bumbling thugs; and the disheveled but well-meaning Julio. Humor is interjected on each page but is seldom forced…As in a number of other books by this talented author, Spanish words and phrases are sprinkled throughout…A fast-moving, light read.”

    - School Library Journal
  • “Crazy Weekend provides middle schoolers a satisfying, fast-paced read about the unpredictable complications of being an adolescent. This laugh-filled book is also a guaranteed winner for reluctant readers.”

    - the ALAN Review

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book is about Mando and his friend Hector, who go to spend their weekend with Hector's Uncle. During their stay they witness a robbery and take photos of what happens. I liked this book because it has a lot of action. They get chased by the robbers and end up beating up the robbers. "

    - Ivan, 5/23/2013

About the Author

Gary Soto is the author of more than a dozen poetry collections for adults, most notably New and Selected Poems, a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Award. He also writes young adult fiction and has received numerous awards, including the Human and Civil Rights Award from the American Education Association, the Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and the PEN Center West Book Award for his young adult short-story collection Petty Crimes.

About the Narrator

Anthony Perez is a Miami, Florida, native who, from a young age, found great passion for words, using them in mediums such as poetry, stage, and film. He later concentrated on theater, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Florida State University, focusing on Shakespeare, voice, and dialects, along with specialized Master Class training under Sir Ian McKellen. His talent and love for his craft have brought him to Los Angeles, where he is currently a stage and film actor.