The Last Summer of the Death Warriors
Publication Date: March 9, 2010
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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.
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. . . .
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.
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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