Our Next Good Read. . .He Forgot to Say Goodbye

he forgot to say goodbyeJoin us March 2nd at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book.  We are reading He Forgot to Say Goodbye (ages 12 and up) by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

Here’s a sneak peek into the book: (from Goodreads)

Ramiro Lopez and Jake Upthegrove don’t appear to have much in common. Ram lives in the Mexican-American working-class barrio of El Paso called “Dizzy Land.” His brother is sinking into a world of drugs, wreaking havoc in their household. Jake is a rich West Side white boy who has developed a problem managing his anger. An only child, he is a misfit in his mother’s shallow and materialistic world. But Ram and Jake do have one thing in common: They are lost boys who have never met their fathers. This sad fact has left both of them undeniably scarred and obsessed with the men who abandoned them. As Jake and Ram overcome their suspicions of each other, they begin to move away from their loner existences and realize that they are capable of reaching out beyond their wounds and the neighborhoods that they grew up in. Their friendship becomes a healing in a world of hurt.

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 February 22nd!

We’ll also be raffling off a copy of April’s featured book, Serafina’s Promise (ages 10 – 14)Join us that evening to be entered!

We hope to see you on March 2nd!

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