This is a story of self discovery, faith, friendship, tragedy, and most importantly family. It is a story about finding out and truly knowing where you belong. I laughed, I cried, and best of all, I smiled throughout my reading of this wonderful and beautiful novel. Benjamin Alire Saenz again has given us a story that left me speechless immediately after and will stick with me for a long time to come.
“Friendships, family, grief, joy, rage, faith, doubt, poetry, and love—this complex and sensitive book has room for every aspect of growing up!”—Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor–Winning author of The Surrender Tree
Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?
This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.