Publish date: May 1st 2010
Publisher: Alyson Books
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
Can't remember what drew me to the book exactly, but whoever or whatever praised the book was certainly off the mark. The concept sounded interesting: a young Puerto Rican man growing up in the South Bronx has his coming of age tale told as he comes to realize his feelings for his good friend, Carlo...
Irregular, irrelevant, irrational. Ridiculous, tedious, pretentious... I can carry on like this but I won't.There were several Spanish words. And I will tell you a secret: I wasn't thrilled about this.Now let's come back to the crux of the matter: if I have to sum the story up in a few words I would...
I had high hopes! Love the gangsta slang, loved the fact that I knew every hip hop artist referred in this book, loved that I knew what labels he was wearing....BUTThe last half of the book didn't do it for me
I am not rating this book. I picked it up as YA. But putting it down, I don't know if it should be ya. Some of the scenes were not YA. Especially the first sex scene. To be honest I was not expecting that. I loved this book, but I hated it also. So leaving it unrated seems to be the only way I can a...
Well, I won't say I found this story beautiful, but I will definitely say there's beauty in it. Sixteen-year-old Chulito, for starters. He's a cutie. On the first page of the book he's described as a Latino, hip hop version of Michelangelo's David. Then the neighbourhood. Hunts Point, in the Bronx. ...
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