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Saenz, Benjamin Alire.
New York : Cinco Puntos Press, 2004
ISBN 0938317814
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Sammy Santos is helping raise his little sister, who likes to ask him who he would be if he could be anybody for a day.  Sammy decides that he would be Jesus Christ, which is a funny choice for a guy who got into an argument with the priest during confession once.  If he were Jesus, Sammy would go to all the graves of all the people he loves and raise them all back to life.  Death has taken a lot of people away from Sammy.  He has even lost Juliana, Juliana from the title of the book.  He loved her even when everyone else said she was a tramp, and he hates going to high school without her.  The 1960s were an interesting time to be a student at Las Cruces High School, with things like riots over the dress code and the Vietnam draft sitting there waiting for you to graduate.  If you like books with characters that seem more real than some actual people you know, you should read Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood.    
Booktalk by Ellen Zander, West Georgia Regional Library  (Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers, 2007-2008)
SUBJECTS:     Death -- Fiction.
                        Grief -- Fiction.
                        Violence -- Fiction.
                        Mexican Americans -- Fiction.

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