Accidental Love by Gary Soto audiobook

Accidental Love

By Gary Soto
Read by Barrie Kreinik

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
3.75 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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It all starts when Marisa picks up the wrong cell phone. When she returns it to Rene, she feels curiously drawn to him. But Marisa and Rene aren’t exactly a match made in heaven. For one thing, Marisa is a chola; she’s a lot of girl, and she’s not ashamed of it. Skinny Rene gangles like a sackful of elbows and wears a calculator on his belt. In other words, he’s a geek. So why can’t Marisa stay away from him?

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Summary

Summary

It all starts when Marisa picks up the wrong cell phone. When she returns it to Rene, she feels curiously drawn to him. But Marisa and Rene aren’t exactly a match made in heaven. For one thing, Marisa is a chola; she’s a lot of girl, and she’s not ashamed of it. Skinny Rene gangles like a sackful of elbows and wears a calculator on his belt. In other words, he’s a geek. So why can’t Marisa stay away from him?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Soto accurately depicts popularity and stereotypes in high school while conveying a melting pot of cultures. The teens’ struggles shine through with simplicity and authenticity. Soto…successfully bridges gender and cultural issues that affect teens.” Publishers Weekly
“Soto deepens this gentle romance between opposites with subtle, authentic glimpses of an uncertain world, where adults don’t always provide protection and nurturing. With humor and insight, he creates memorable, likable characters in Marisa and Rene, who find support and love by valuing authenticity and sweetness over cool.” Booklist
“[A] warmhearted, humorous novel…It’s hard not to like spunky Marisa and appreciate the fresh point of view she brings.” School Library Journal
“Soto remains true to his community, painting a picture of Marisa’s family, school, and neighborhood and interspersing Spanish language throughout this realistic romance between two young narrators learning to define themselves.” VOYA

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Author

Author Bio: Gary Soto

Author Bio: Gary Soto

Gary Soto is the author of more than a dozen poetry collections for adults, most notably New and Selected Poems, a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Award. He also writes young adult fiction and has received numerous awards, including the Human and Civil Rights Award from the American Education Association, the Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and the PEN Center West Book Award for his young adult short-story collection Petty Crimes.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.75
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English