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The closest I've come /

by Aceves, Fred [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]Edition: First edition.Description: 310 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062488534; 0062488538.Other title: Closest I have come.Subject(s): Hispanic Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | High schools -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Hispanic Americans -- Fiction | Single-parent families -- Fiction | Coming of age -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | High schools -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Tampa (Fla.) -- Juvenile fiction | Tampa (Fla.) -- Fiction | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Physical & Emotional Abuse (see also Social Themes / Sexual Abuse) | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino | Bildungsromans | Young adult fiction | Bildungsromans | Bildungsromans | Fiction | Juvenile works | Young adult worksSummary: Marcos Rivas is desperate to escape the projects, his neglectful mother, and her abusive boyfriend, but when he is picked for a class at his high school targeting smart students who are underperforming, he initially resists.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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

Marcos Rivas is desperate to escape the projects, his neglectful mother, and her abusive boyfriend, but when he is picked for a class at his high school targeting smart students who are underperforming, he initially resists.

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Marcos Rivas wants to escape his inner-city neighborhood and abusive home life, so he jumps at the chance to attend Future Success, an afterschool class to help underachievers become achievers. As his home situation worsens, Marcos learns that education can be the answer to his problems, but that he needs to take the first step. Marcoss contemporary-teen language rings true, and his experiences are authentic. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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