Marcelo In The Real World
The paperback edition of one of the most acclaimed novels of the year -- a love story & legal drama that received five starred reviews and multiple honors.Marcelo Sandoval hears music no one else can hear--part of the autism-like impairment no doctor has been able to identify--and he's always... show more
The paperback edition of one of the most acclaimed novels of the year -- a love story & legal drama that received five starred reviews and multiple honors.Marcelo Sandoval hears music no one else can hear--part of the autism-like impairment no doctor has been able to identify--and he's always attended a special school where his differences have been protected. But the summer after his junior year, his father demands that Marcelo work in his law firm's mailroom in order to experience "the real world."
Publish date: February 1st 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Marcelo Sandoval hears music that nobody else can hear --- part of an autism-like condition that no doctor has been able to identify. But his father has never fully believed in the music or Marcelo's unique perception of reality, and he challenges Marcelo to work in the mailroom of his law firm for ...
It's been a few days since I finished listening to this and when I think back, I get the feeling of "That was so sweet!" (Sweet like "Awwwww," not like "Dude! That's wicked/radical/awesome!")I liked Marcelo. I wish I'd have known a few Marceloes when I was in high school. Maybe I did. I don't rememb...
I had swapped this on a sudden whim and now, now I am completely baffled by how much I loved reading it. I have to clean the appartment and bake a tart, but I am still sitting around in my pajamas because I was shortening and shortening the minimum amount of time I need to get things done - only bec...
This is another one I perhaps should have read instead of listened to. I didn't like the reader's voice and wasn't always sure when Marcelo was thinking or talking. He read slowly, which made sense for the character, but I ended up turning on the 2x speed on my ipod at times. It's a coming-of-age...
I've been trying to decide what to say about Marcelo in the Real World and it's hard to articulate. While I can see why people might rave about this book, I just didn't like it and had a hard time finishing it. Part of my discomfort is because certain characters, particularly Wendell the and rival l...
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