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The Closest I've Come

Fred Aceves, Christian Barillas (Read by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/6/2017)
Hardcover (11/7/2017)
Paperback (1/7/2020)

Description

A Kirkus Best Book of 2017 * A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year * An ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection

Read the book Morris Award finalist Sonia Patel called a brilliant, subtle debut, and Kirkus hailed as heart-wrenching, funny, hopeful, and not-to-be-missed in a starred review

The Closest I've Come is a must-read from talented first-time author Fred Aceves, in the tradition of Walter Dean Myers.

Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone, and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren't falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood, away from his indifferent mom and her abusive boyfriend--which seems impossible.

When Marcos is placed in a new after-school program, he meets Zach and Amy, whose friendship inspires Marcos to open up to his Maesta crew, too, and starts to think more about his future and what he has to fight for. Marcos ultimately learns that bravery isn't about acting tough and being macho; it's about being true to yourself.

The Closest I've Come is a story about traversing real and imagined boundaries, about discovering new things in the world, and about discovering yourself, too.

HarperCollins, 9781538457597

Publication Date: November 7, 2017