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ISBN13: 9780152015312
ISBN10: 0152015310
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Ninth-grade Rudy has asked eleventh-grade Patricia out on a date, and to his amazement she has agreed. Now Rudy has to come up with the money, the poise, and the conversation to carry it off. This one-act play, by turns heartwarming and heart-wrenching, follows Rudy from his desperate search for guidance from family and friends through the hilarities of the date itself, all the way to its successful conclusion. “To present a new kind of coming-of-age story, a play is the way.”--American Bookseller

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A unique offering from favorite author Gary Soto

Synopsis:

Ninth grader Rudy has a date with eleventh grader Patricia. Now he has to come up with the money, the poise, and the conversation to carry it off. This one-act play, by turns heartwarming and heart-wrenching, follows Rudy from his desperate search for guidance through the hilarious date itself--all the way to its happy conclusion.
    
Includes a glossary of Spanish phrases.
 

Synopsis:

The fleeting emotions of teenagers, as changeable as the weather, ring true in these emotionally resonant poems. Told from the point of view of both boys and girls, narrators of various ethnicities fall in love for the first time, pine over crushes, and brood over broken hearts. Tender, lighthearted, and surprising, this collection will capture teens, tweens, and anyone who remembers what its like to be a young person in love.

About the Author

"Soto writes with humor, wit, and a voice that will appeal to tweens and teens alike. This work is a terrific addition to the growing collection of literature that features Hispanic protagonists."School Library Journal "Sotos affection and concern for his characters is evident throughout, while his greatest gift to readers may be the attention he focuses on meaningful lives, experiences, and occasional injustices that might otherwise go unobserved."Booklist

Table of Contents

Contents

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Where Did I Go Wrong? • 1
Capturing the Moment • 23
Identity Theft • 41
You Decide • 52
The Babysitter • 64
Citizen of the World • 85
Wise Uncle Joe • 103
Seeing the Future • 124
The Ideal City • 134
D in English • 157
Selected Spanish Words and Phrases • 175

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bookbugbabe, February 19, 2008 (view all comments by bookbugbabe)
As spring approaches, new love is starting to fill the air and romance is on many young peoples' minds. Novio Boy: A Play is a lighthearted look at young love. Daring Rudy serves Patricia an extra heaping of chili beans in the school cafeteria, despite the fact she's two years his senior. Much to Rudy's surprise, Patricia says yes when he asks her on a date. The play follows Rudy's friends and family preparing him for his first steps into romance, while El Gato and Mama Rosa squabble about the best way to discover if your love is true. Rudy's not alone in receiving advice; Patricia has her own run-ins with well (and not so well) intentioned guidance from those around her. While Novio Boy is at times superficial, the artful combination of Spanish and English and the integration of Mexican-American culture make this a worthwhile play for young adults.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152015312
Subtitle:
A Play
Author:
Soto, Gary
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
San Diego, Calif. :
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Dating (social customs)
Subject:
Social Situations - Teen Lifestyle
Subject:
Performing Arts - Drama
Subject:
Plays
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Nonfiction
Subject:
Children's plays
Subject:
Children's plays, American
Subject:
Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Dating
Subject:
Dating (Social customs) -- Juvenile drama.
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Performing Arts
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
20060601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Cover illustration by
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in
Age Level:
08-12

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A unique offering from favorite author Gary Soto

"Synopsis" by ,
Ninth grader Rudy has a date with eleventh grader Patricia. Now he has to come up with the money, the poise, and the conversation to carry it off. This one-act play, by turns heartwarming and heart-wrenching, follows Rudy from his desperate search for guidance through the hilarious date itself--all the way to its happy conclusion.
    
Includes a glossary of Spanish phrases.
 
"Synopsis" by ,

The fleeting emotions of teenagers, as changeable as the weather, ring true in these emotionally resonant poems. Told from the point of view of both boys and girls, narrators of various ethnicities fall in love for the first time, pine over crushes, and brood over broken hearts. Tender, lighthearted, and surprising, this collection will capture teens, tweens, and anyone who remembers what its like to be a young person in love.

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