Search Results: "Reymundo Sanchez"


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MY BLOODY LIFE by Reymundo Sanchez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"A crude cautionary tale that lacks redemptive power."
A sad, sanguinary, and clumsy account of life and death among Chicago's Puerto Rican street gangs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Criminal."
Plodding, predictable sequel to former gangbanger Sanchez's earlier memoir, My Bloody Life (2000). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"Reveals little of interest about Lady Q or the world she moved in."
The life of a Puerto Rican gangbanger on the cold Chicago streets, dully presented. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Not only is Margot experiencing an identity crisis, the book is too. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A Puerto Rican teenager spends the summer working in her father's South Bronx supermarket, where she experiences myriad unfortunate developments. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW ROAD by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A little sex might make this a not-for-everyone experience, but it's a perfect feel-good read for gay teens. (Fiction. YA)"
More soapy goodness from the rainbow boys from Rainbow High (2003). Read full book review >

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KING BONGO by Thomas Sanchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2003

"Florid, not quite Chandler."
Straightforward noir against the backdrop of pre-Revolution Cuba. Read full book review >

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GETTING IT by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Sanchez acts on these cues successfully and non-didactically, ultimately conjuring a universe where young men can come together, regardless of sexuality, to support one another. (Fiction. YA)"
Acne-ridden, slightly pudgy Carlos is the quieter member of a quartet of cocksure, trash-talking high-school boys who've dubbed themselves "Los hornitos" since elementary school. Read full book review >

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Released: April 10, 2006

"This difficult circumnavigation of a dark topic will help soothe survivors, as well as raise awareness about suicide."
A father recounts his exhaustive search for an explanation to his 22-year-old son's suicide. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW HIGH by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Includes a list of advocacy groups and help lines. (Fiction. YA)"
Kyle, Jason, and Nelson from Rainbow Boys (2001) return to continue their Dawson's-Creek-with-extra-gay-boys soap opera and finish out their senior year. Read full book review >

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DAY OF THE BEES by Thomas Sanchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"On balance, though, too far over the top to persuade us of its (supposedly) larger-than-life characters' reality. `Love is always a mutilation of the self,` Zermano intones at one particularly emotional moment. In this novel, it's also a noisy, grandiose distraction."
An intense but ultimately disappointing fourth novel from Sanchez (Mile Zero, 1989, etc.), this time about a passionate love that long outlasts WWII, which separates a famed Spanish artist from his French mistress. Read full book review >