Tuesday, August 19, 2008

He Forgot to Say Goodbye by Benjamin Alire Saenz

This story follows two young men from different backgrounds: Ramiro Lopez and Jake Upthegrove. Ramiro's brother overdoses and Jake struggles with his mother's materialistic life. though they are from different backgrounds, they share one thing. Niether have fathers. Slowly, and I mean slowly, they meet and become friends. It is told in alternating chapters in first person by each of the teens. I couldn't care for any of the characters until near the end and at the end I learn to absolutely hate Jake's mother. On the whole, I don't see alot of teen appeal. I vote nay.

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