Join us November 4th at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book. We are reading Marcelo in the Real World (Ages 12 and up) by Francisco X. Stork.
Here’s a sneak peek into the book: (from Goodreads)
Marcelo Sandoval hears music no one else can hear–part of the autism-like impairment no doctor has been able to identify–and he’s always attended a special school where his differences have been protected. But the summer after his junior year, his father demands that Marcelo work in his law firm’s mailroom in order to experience “the real world.” There Marcelo meets Jasmine, his beautiful and surprising coworker, and Wendell, the son of another partner in the firm.
He learns about competition and jealousy, anger and desire. But it’s a picture he finds in a file — a picture of a girl with half a face — that truly connects him with the real world: its suffering, its injustice, and what he can do to fight.
Reminiscent of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” in the intensity and purity of its voice, this extraordinary novel is a love story, a legal drama, and a celebration of the music each of us hears inside.
Be sure to get entered in our drawing for a free copy of the book!! All you have to do is comment on any blog post by October 27th!
We’ll also be raffling off a copy of November’s featured book, The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind(ages 12 and up). Join us that evening to be entered!
We hope to see you on November 4th!
2 thoughts on “Our Next Good Read. . .Marcelo in the Real World”
I loved the “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” I will have to pick this up.
That’s a new title for me. I just looked it up and it sounds great. I’m looking forward to check it out. Thanks for sharing. You should definitely check out Marcelo in the Real World. I really enjoyed it. We’ve got you entered in our giveaway, so you may even win a copy!