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Trino's Choice - Diane Gonzales Bertrand

Paperback Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9781558852686
Number Of Pages: 128
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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Fiction.Latino/Latina Studies. "A dramatic and realistic contemporary novel about a Latino boy struggling to grow into manhood and somehow make the right choices in the absence of adult guidance" --Booklist. To be thirteen is worthless, Trino thinks. Trino has three little brothers he's supposed to look after, and no father he can look up to. He rules at video games, but in the classroom and out in the real world he's barely getting by --just like his mom, who scarcely manages to pay the bills and feed her kids by working all the time. Trino gets angry at his terrible life; but when an older teen with a vicious streak invites him to hang with his crowd -- and maybe make some quick money too --Trino doesn't know what to think. What kind of choices does he have, anyway? To run or die?

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"This is a dramatic and realistic contemporary novel." "Thirteen-year-old Trino is a welcome addition in a book that deserves a sequel." Seventh-grader Trino Olivares likes video games a lot more than he likes books. But when Rosca, an older teen with a vicious streak, invites Trino to start hanging out with his crowd---and maybe make some quick money, too---the boy doesn't know what to think. It's up to Trino to decide which choices will impress his friends---and which choices are the best for Trino.

ISBN: 9781558852686
ISBN-10: 1558852689
Audience: Children
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.18