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And children and of the love that builds communities in addition to the deepening love between two friends VOYA Aris first person narrativepoetic philosophical honestskillfully develops the relationship between the two boys from friendship to romance The Horn Book Primarily a character and relationship driven novel written with patient and lyrical prose that explores the boys emotional lives with butterfly wing delicacy Bulletin of the Center for Children s BooksSenz is a master at capturing the conversation of teens with each other and with the adults in their lives Library Media Connection Recommended This book took my breath away What gorgeous writing and what a story I loved both these boys And their parents Don t we all wish we had parents like theirs The ending and the way it unfolded was so satisfying I could go on and onsuffice it to say I will be highly recommending it to one and all I m sure I ll reread it myself at some point I hated having it end James Howe Author of Addie on the Inside Benjamin Alire Saenz is a writer with a sidewinder punch Spare sentences connect resonant moments and then he knocks you down with emotional truth The story of Ari and Dantes friendship widens and twists like a river revealing truths about how hard love is how family supports us and how painfully deep you have to go to uncover an authentic self Judy Blundell National Book Award winning author of What I Saw and How I Li.
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One ONE SUMMER NIGHT I FELL ASLEEP HOPING THE WORLD would be different when I woke In the morning when I opened my eyes the world was the same I threw off the sheets and lay there as the heat poured in through my open window My hand reached for the dial on the radio Alone was playing Crap Alone a song by a group called Heart Not my favorite song Not my favorite group Not my favorite topic You dont know how longI was fifteen I was bored I was miserable As far as I was concerned the sun could have melted the blue right off the sky Then the sky could be as miserable as I was The DJ was saying annoying obvious things like Its summer Its hot out there And then he put on that retro Lone Ranger tune something he liked to play every morning because he thought it was a hip way to wake up the world Hi yo Silver Who hired this guy He was killing me I think that as we listened to the William Tell Overture we were supposed to be imagining the Lone Ranger and Tonto riding their horses through the desert Maybe someone should have told that guy that we all werent ten year olds any Hi yo Silver Crap The DJs voice was on the airwaves again Wake up El Paso Its Monday June fifteenth Can you believe it And a big Happy Birthday goes out to Waylon Jennings whos fifty years old today Waylon Jennings This was a rock station dammit But then he said something that hinted at the fact that he might have a brain He told the story about how Way.
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Lon Jennings had survived the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and Richie Valens On that note he put on the remake of La Bamba by Los Lobos La Bamba I could cope with that I tapped my bare feet on the wood floor As I nodded my head to the beat I started wondering what had gone through Richie Valenss head before the plane crashed into the unforgiving ground Hey Buddy The musics over For the music to be over so soon For the music to be over when it had just begun That was really sad Benjamin Alire SenzA tender honest exploration of identity and sexuality and a passionate reminder that lovewhether romantic or familialshould be open free and without shame Publishers Weekly starred review Authentic teen and Latino dialogue should make it a popular choice School Library Journal starred review Meticulous pacing and finely nuanced characters underpin the author s gift for affecting prose that illuminates the struggles within relationships Kirkus Reviews starred review Senz writes toward the end of the novel that to be careful with people and words was a rare and beautiful thing And thats exactly what Senz doeshe treats his characters carefully giving them space and time to find their place in the world and to find each otherthose struggling with their own sexuality may find it to be a thought provoking read Booklist Senz has written the greater love story for his is the story of loving ones self of love between parents.