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American road trip /

by Flores-Scott, Patrick [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 330 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781627797412; 1627797416.Subject(s): Bildungsromans | Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Fiction | Brothers -- Fiction | Automobile travel -- Fiction | Mexican Americans -- Fiction | Coming of age -- Fiction | Conduct of life -- Fiction | Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Fiction | Brothers -- Fiction | Automobile travel -- Fiction | Mexican Americans -- Fiction | Young adult fiction | BildungsromansSummary: With a strong family, the best friend a guy could ask for, and a budding romance with the girl of his dreams, life shows promise for Teodoro “T” Avila. But he takes some hard hits the summer before senior year when his nearly perfect brother, Manny, returns from a tour in Iraq with a devastating case of PTSD. In a desperate effort to save Manny from himself and pull their family back together, T’s fiery sister, Xochitl, hoodwinks her brothers into a cathartic road trip. Told through T’s honest voice, this is a candid exploration of mental illness, socioeconomic pressures, and the many inescapable highs and lows that come with growing up―including falling in love.
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<p> A heartwrenching YA coming of age story about three siblings on a roadtrip in search of healing. <br> <br> With a strong family, the best friend a guy could ask for, and a budding romance with the girl of his dreams, life shows promise for Teodoro "T" Avila. But he takes some hard hits the summer before senior year when his nearly perfect brother, Manny, returns from a tour in Iraq with a devastating case of PTSD. In a desperate effort to save Manny from himself and pull their family back together, T's fiery sister, Xochitl, hoodwinks her brothers into a cathartic road trip.<br> <br> Told through T's honest voice, this is a candid exploration of mental illness, socioeconomic pressures, and the many inescapable highs and lows that come with growing up--including falling in love.<br> <br> Christy Ottaviano Books </p>

With a strong family, the best friend a guy could ask for, and a budding romance with the girl of his dreams, life shows promise for Teodoro “T” Avila. But he takes some hard hits the summer before senior year when his nearly perfect brother, Manny, returns from a tour in Iraq with a devastating case of PTSD. In a desperate effort to save Manny from himself and pull their family back together, T&#x2019;s fiery sister, Xochitl, hoodwinks her brothers into a cathartic road trip. Told through T&#x2019;s honest voice, this is a candid exploration of mental illness, socioeconomic pressures, and the many inescapable highs and lows that come with growing up&#x2015;including falling in love.

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Mexican American teen Teodoro's older brother, Manny, returns from war in Iraq shattered by PTSD. Though this family crisis disrupts T's otherwise on-track life, he goes along with his older sister's plan for a sibling road trip in search of healing for Manny. The narrative contains dark subject matter, but T's first-person narration helps keep the mood optimistic and even funny at times. Websites. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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