Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: September 2012
Duration: 2 hours 49 minutes
When Hector’s mother suggests that he and his amigo, Mando, get out of East LA for the weekend and see some of the world, he’s thinking Paris. So he’s a little disappointed when they end up in Fresno, sleeping on a lumpy couch in his Uncle Julio’s messy apartment. Hector figures it’s going to be one boring weekend. He couldn’t be more wrong. Between flying in a rickety old plane, spotting an armored car heist, and warding off the bumbling thieves who did it, this could be the craziest—and scariest—weekend ever.
“Soto’s adept character development brings to life the witty, streetwise boys; the bumbling thugs; and the disheveled but well-meaning Julio. Humor is interjected on each page but is seldom forced…As in a number of other books by this talented author, Spanish words and phrases are sprinkled throughout…A fast-moving, light read.”--School Library Journal