Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mexican White Boy by Matt de la Pena

Loved it! Danny is spending the summer in National City with his Mexican relatives while his mother tries out living with her new boyfriend in San Francisco. Danny has essentially stopped talking; his heart is broken by his father's abandonment three years earlier. The only thing that Danny really seems to care about is baseball, yet even his passion and talent for the game can't earn him a spot on the team at his private prep school back home. During one intense summer Danny comes to terms with his depression and anger, perfects his game, hangs out with his cousin Sofia and her crew of tough-yet-caring gangsta friends, finds first love, and discovers what really happened with his father.
This one is great!


Kat Werner said...

I enjoyed the book. Some of the focus on the race bothered me a little, but on the whole it was a strong story. I give it a Thumbs Up.

Anna said...

I'm going to have to agree on this one. Intense and very good. Yay.