By Rene Saldana Jr.

Those vigorous tales stick to Rey Castaneda from 6th via 8th grade in Nuevo Penitas, Texas. One facet of Rey's kinfolk lives within reach in Mexico, the opposite part in Texas, and Rey suits in on either side of the border. In Nuevo Penitas, he enjoys playing around along with his friends within the barrio; in class, he is one of many an inventory young ones.
As Rey starts to pass the border from early life into manhood, he turns from jokes and video games to experience the which means of labor, love, poverty, and grief, and what it capacity to be a proud Chicano-moments that typically propel him to teach emotions un hombre should not exhibit. it is a new territory the place Rey longs to stick with the instance his hardworking, loving father has set for him. From the Hardcover variation.

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