Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Muchacho

Muchacho
Louanne Johnson
2009

They should teach us the
stuff we really need to
learn--like how to make
somebody really love you,
and how to turn off that
little voice in your head
that tells you what a loser
you are, and how to
teach your dog to pee
where it's supposed to and
how to get over being
sad when your little
cousin dies, and how to talk
to your father
without both
of you getting
so mad.


Eddie Corazon is angry. He's also very smart. But he's working pretty hard at being a juvenile delinquent. He blows off school, even though he's a secret reader. He hangs with his cousins, who will always back him up--when they aren't in jail.
Then along comes Lupe, who makes Eddie's blood race. She sees things in Eddie he doesn't even see in himself. A hear, and a mind, and something more: a poet.
But in Eddie's world, it's a thin line between tragedy and glory. And what goes down is entirely in Eddie's hands.

-Hayz's Review-
I give this book 3 stars, because I liked it. I think everyone should read this book because in some places I could relate to what Eddie was saying. If there was one thing that I didn't like it was that in the book it said "Lupe said... Lupe said... Lupe said..." that got really boring to read. But other than that it was really good, just a cute book overall. I hope everyone reads this book, the best part was pages 82-85, it is so true.
-Hayz's Rating-
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