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Publisher's Summary

Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it's senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal's not who he thought he was, who is he?
This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.
©2017 Benjamin A. Saenz (P)2017 Listening Library
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Critic Reviews

"Friendships, family, grief, joy, rage, faith, doubt, poetry, and love - this complex and sensitive book has room for every aspect of growing up!" (Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Surrender Tree)
"Narrator Robbie Daymond's soft, calming tone is appropriate for the peaceful world of 17-year-old Sal.... Daymond's narration, though low-key, gives rounded portraits of all the story's characters and doesn't minimize Sal's heartache or his attempts to control his temper." ( AudioFile)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Chwisty Bawwett on 04-11-17

Happy Birthday to me!

I just want to say that I love the way his books make me feel. I love that there's no real plot, we just get to live with the characters for a snip-it of their lives. I love the way the author describes what's in the hearts of his characters. I just feel so good all over... I hope someone is loving this author. Cause I want to put him in my pocket and keep him with me always. I finished this book on my birthday, and there couldn't have been a better gift for myself.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Rodrigo Chavez on 04-04-18

Nurture

Wonderful story telling. I love and care about the people in this book, he makes them real. Beautiful words.

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5 out of 5 stars
By moo on 07-18-18

Breathe taking

well written story describing the uos and downs of being a teenager truly beautiful and well read

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5 out of 5 stars
By N. Arkasrivorn on 06-10-18

Beautiful.

A moving and emotional listen. Addictive as it was charming. As with Sánez's Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, I have a feeling this will stay with me for a long time to come.

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