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Orlando : Harcourt, 2003.
is looking forward to tonight. Tonight is the night he will dance
with Rachel. He's just an ordinary looking guy but he tries hard
to look nice for Rachel. As a matter of fact, that's why he's in
the men's room right now. He's fixing his hair so he'll look good.
He's feeling mighty fine right now. Maybe that's why he talks to
the other guy in the men's room. The guy with the yellow shoes.
Chuy doesn't know the guy but he's feeling so good he just wants to share
the good feeling. So, he tells the guy he likes his shoes.
That's all. Just that he likes his yellow shoes. Is that any
reason for the kid to act like this? Is that any reason for the kid
to stab Chuy 3 times? Is that any reason for the kid to kill Chuy?
Just because he said he liked the shoes? And now Chuy is seeing the
world a bit differently. It takes a few minutes for him to understand
that he is dead and that he is a ghost. But what is going to happen?
Will he just spend eternity as a ghost? Or is there more to the afterlife?
You may remember Chuy's murder from one of Soto's previous books, Buried
Onions which followed Chuy's cousin as he came to grips with the murder
and what comes after for those left behind.
Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
Ghosts -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.
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