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Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family’s escape from Cuba, Michael’s only family is his seventeen-yearold brother Carlos. If Social Services... show more
Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family’s escape from Cuba, Michael’s only family is his seventeen-yearold brother Carlos. If Social Services hears of their situation, they will be separated in the foster-care system—or worse, sent back to Cuba. Together, the boys carry on alone, dodging bills and anyone who asks too many questions. But then someone wonders how a twelve-year-old boy could possibly throw with as much power as Michael Arroyo throws. With no way to prove his age, no birth certificate, and no parent to fight for his cause, Michael’s secret world is blown wide open, and he discovers that family can come from the most unexpected sources.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142407578 (0142407577)
ASIN: 142407577
Publisher: Puffin
Pages no: 220
Edition language: English
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Though I enjoyed it overall, the book was pretty predictable. Michael lies about his father being home and someone has to jump in and pretend for him--I've seen that mini-plot in too many Disney Channel episodes and sit-coms already. His life slowly falls apart because he can't play baseball and do ...
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