Crazy Weekend by Gary Soto audiobook

Crazy Weekend

By Gary Soto
Read by Anthony Perez

Blackstone Publishing
2.81 Hours Unabridged
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When Hector’s mother suggests that he and his amigo, Mando, get out of East LA for the weekend and see some of the world, he’s thinking Paris. So he’s a little disappointed when they end up in Fresno, sleeping on a lumpy couch in his Uncle Julio’s messy apartment. Hector figures it’s going to be one boring weekend. He couldn’t be more wrong. Between flying in a rickety old plane, spotting an armored car heist, and warding off the bumbling thieves who did it, this could be the craziest—and scariest—weekend ever.

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Summary

Summary

When Hector’s mother suggests that he and his amigo, Mando, get out of East LA for the weekend and see some of the world, he’s thinking Paris. So he’s a little disappointed when they end up in Fresno, sleeping on a lumpy couch in his Uncle Julio’s messy apartment. Hector figures it’s going to be one boring weekend. He couldn’t be more wrong. Between flying in a rickety old plane, spotting an armored car heist, and warding off the bumbling thieves who did it, this could be the craziest—and scariest—weekend ever.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Set in contemporary times, this book offers humor and high adventure.” Children’s Literature
“The boys’ language is a lively and often musical mixture of English and Spanish…An entertaining novel, especially for contemporaries of these hip, likable protagonists.” Publishers Weekly
“Soto’s adept character development brings to life the witty, streetwise boys; the bumbling thugs; and the disheveled but well-meaning Julio. Humor is interjected on each page but is seldom forced…As in a number of other books by this talented author, Spanish words and phrases are sprinkled throughout…A fast-moving, light read.” School Library Journal
Crazy Weekend provides middle schoolers a satisfying, fast-paced read about the unpredictable complications of being an adolescent. This laugh-filled book is also a guaranteed winner for reluctant readers.” the ALAN Review

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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: 2.81
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English