With a strong, loving family, an incredibly loyal best friend, and a budding romance with the girl of his dreams, life shows promise for seventeen-year-old Teodoro T Avila. But he takes some hard hits the summer before his senior year when his nearly perfect brother Manny returns from a tour in Iraq with a devastating case of PTSD. In a desperate effort to save Manny from himself and pull their family back together, T's fiery sister Xochitl hoodwinks her brothers into a road trip with many stops along the road to visit loved ones from their past. Told in T's raw voice, this is a candid exploration of mental illness, socio-economic pressures, and the many inescapable anxieties that come with growing up, including falling in love. For fans of Mexican Whiteboy by Matt De la Pena, the New York Times–bestseller I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez and Elizabeth Acevedo's The Poet X.
A Christy Ottaviano Book
Age Range: From 12 to 18
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), September 2018
Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 5.4 W × 0 H
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