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An Enlightening Quiche
A great read for paranormal enthusiasts who enjoy a little bit of everything, especially romance.
The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones is for readers who enjoy coming-of-age novels where the outcast rises up against all odds. Biracial teens should especially identify with this book. Carrillo even dedicates the book to them: “To the bicultural or biracial kids out there who have gone through the pain and confusion—along with the curiosity and beauty—of navigating the world and their identities without ever fitting neatly into one category.” In truth, all teens, no matter what their identity may be, will find valuable lessons in Carrillo’s charming little novel.
Dominic is the author of our 4.5-star book, THE IMPROBABLE RISE OF PACO JONES. He is an 8th grade Endligh teacher who writes about identity, class, and relationship issues through his fiction. He talks about his journey in self-publishing and his upcoming novel.
And yet, and yet, they spit on us still, those high fallutin’ types. Those snobs who snatch only the best of what we love, and call us sad for having loved it. Those trend watchers who invented the YA genre so they wouldn’t have to admit they liked kid’s books. Those phonies who’ll shun the time traveller, but gush over The Time Traveller’s Wife.