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Soto, Gary.
Orlando : Harcourt, 2003.
ISBN 0152047743
Chuy 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.
SUBJECTS:     Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
                        Ghosts -- Fiction.
                        Murder -- Fiction.
                        California -- Fiction.


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