The Last Summer of the Death Warriors

By Francisco Stork; Ryan Gesell (Read by)
(Listening Library (Audio), Compact Disc, 9780307706997)

Publication Date: March 9, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring 2010 Kids' Next List
“In Fancisco X. Stork's latest, we meet Pancho, a quiet young man who has lost his family and is full of anger; D.Q., a brave young cancer patient who is facing his disease by writing the 'Death Warrior Manifesto'; and Marisol, the girl that they both love. Stork has the ability to write deeply interesting characters and keep the plot moving at a rapid pace.”
-- Suzanna Hermans, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY


Description

DEATH
It surrounds Pancho. His father, in an accident. His sister, murdered. His own plans to trace her killer. And D.Q.— a guy Pancho’s age who’s dying of cancer.
That is, if he’ll ever shut up.

LOVE
D.Q. is writing the Death Warrior Manifesto, a guide to living out his last days fully. He needs just one more thing: the love of the beautiful Marisol. But as Pancho tracks down his sister’s murderer, he finds himself falling for Marisol as well. . . .

FAITH
And choices that seemed right and straightforward become tender, tentative, real. While D.Q. faces his own crisis of doubt, Pancho is inexorably drawn to a decision: to revenge his sister and her death, or to embrace the way of the Death Warrior and choose life.




About the Author

Francisco X. Stork was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and moved to the United States when he was nine. He studied Latin American literature at Harvard before completing a law degree at Columbia University. His second young-adult novel, Marcelo in the Real World, received five starred reviews, and is also available on audio from Listening Library. His other books include The Way of the Jaguar and Behind the Eyes, which was commended for the Américas Award.

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