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ISBN13: 9780152054250
ISBN: 0152054251
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $6.95
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published Date:
Pages: 166
Average Goodreads rating: 3.18/5 (235 ratings)

In this new edition of his first young adult novel, Gary Soto paints a moving portrait of seventeen-year-old Jesse, who has left his parents' home to live with his older brother. These Mexican American brothers hope junior college will help them escape their heritage of tedious physical labor. Their struggles are humorous, true to life, and deeply affecting. Young adults will sympathize with the brothers as they come to terms with what is possible for each of them in an imperfect world.
Includes a reader's guide.