The Closest I’ve Come by Fred Aceves

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A heartbreaking and heartwarming coming of age novel about a boy who tries to be tough in a very tough neighborhood. When he joins a school program, taps in to his sensitive side and tries to break the mold he is cast in, this is The Closest He Comes to being true to himself.

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Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone, and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren’t falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood, away from his indifferent mom and her abusive boyfriend—which seems impossible.

When Marcos is placed in a new after-school program, he meets Zach and Amy, whose friendship inspires Marcos to open up to his Maesta crew, too, and he starts to think more about his future and what he has to fight for. Marcos ultimately learns that bravery isn’t about acting tough and being macho; it’s about being true to yourself.

The Closest I’ve Come is a story about traversing real and imagined boundaries, about discovering new things in the world, and about discovering yourself, too.

The Closest I’ve Come by Fred Aceves