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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (352 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louanne Johnson Narrator: Ozzie Rodriguez Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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An inspiring YA debut from the author of Dangerous Minds.Eddie Corazon is angry. He’s also very smart. But he’s working pretty hard at being a juvenile delinquent. He blows off school, even though he’s a secret reader. He hangs with his cousins, who will always back him up—when they aren’t in jail.

Then along comes Lupe, who makes his blood race. She sees something in Eddie he doesn’t even see in himself. A heart, and a mind, and something more: a poet. But in Eddie’s world, it’s a thin line between tragedy and glory. And what goes down is entirely in Eddie’s hands. 

Gripping, thought-provoking, and hopeful, Muchacho is a rare and inspiring story about one teen’s determination to fight his circumstances and shape his own destiny.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bridget | 2/8/2014

    " I really loved this book - thanks, Terri for the recommendation! While the book is short, it is not shallow. Eddie, the main character, is fabulous, with a sharp mind and lovely heart. The plot is never shocking, but moves along nicely. I'm especially happy to read this because it will be a great book to recommend to reluctant, male, Latino readers. I don't read enough books with Latino main characters. Also, I have to confess I got a little teary-eyed reading Eddie's final poem Veinte-Veinte Vision. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jackie | 12/30/2013

    " I loved this book. Young Eddie is in alternative school,but he knows that he wants to become something. He's a "secret reader!!" When he meets his new girlfriend who wants something better for her life, Eddie is determined more to make something of himself. His feelings about alternative school, teachers, and being Hispanic are funny and poignant at once. A really good read for a reluctant young male reader and for any of those "secret readers" that come into your library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mara Hornstrom | 12/30/2013

    " This was the first book I was able to download from the public library onto my iPad for free. It was a "test" for me to see if I could do it. I think this is a "young adult" book. Inspiring book about teachers and a boy in an alternative school. I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by April | 12/27/2013

    " Interesting characters but a little too messagey. "

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