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Bertrand, Diane Gonzales.
Houston : Pinata Books 1999.
ISBN  1558852689

Trino was playing a video game in the back room of Mr. Epifaño’s store when it happened.  Rosca and his buddies beat up the store owner and Rosca saw Trino watching.  Now Trino is running for his life, afraid that Rosca won’t believe he’ll keep quiet about what he saw.  Looking for a place to hide, Trino slips into the Book Basket, figuring Rosca would never look for him in a bookstore.  That’s how he meets Lisana and things get both better and worse in his life.  You might be interested to know that Mrs. Bertrand taught at Holy Cross in the 80s.  She continues Trino’s story in Trino’s Time.  (Mary Huebscher, Librarian, Holy Cross of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

SUBJECTS:      Crime -- Fiction.
                        Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
                        Teenage boys -- Fiction.
                        Fatherless families -- Fiction.
                        Single-parent families -- Fiction.


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