This audio biography focuses on nine teenagers who are in their senior year of high school as they take exams, apply for college, play sports, date, and hang out at burger joints. Jeff Hobbs interweaves their stories, but, even with multiple narrators, it is difficult to keep the boys straight. In many ways, that doesn't really matter--you get sucked into their world. Most compelling are Tio and Carlos, clever and ambitious boys with big dreams who attend nimo Pat Brown Charter High School in Compton, California. The two boys are beautifully portrayed by Gary Tiedemann and Timothy Andres Pabon. Carlos is undocumented, so he is simultaneously applying for DACA and to Ivy League schools. In contrast, several of the boys come from exceedingly wealthy families and attend Beverly Hills High School. They face very different family expectations. A.B. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9781797103624 $23.99
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