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The closest I've come

Author: Fred Aceves
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Young adult fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Coming of age fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Aceves
ISBN: 9780062488534 0062488538
OCLC Number: 968772610
Language Note: Text in English.
Awards: ALA Best Books for Young Adults
Target Audience: Sentence length: 3 (medium); Word frequency: 4 (hard)
Description: 310 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Closest I have come
Responsibility: Fred Aceves.

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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. --

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