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The Closest I've Come

Fred Aceves

Read the book Morris Award finalist Sonia Patel called "a brilliant, subtle debut," and Kirkus Reviews hailed as "heart-wrenching, funny, hopeful, and not-to-be-missed" in a starred review! The Closest I've Come is a must-read from talented first-time author Fred Aceves, in the tradition of Walter Dean Myers. Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone, and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren't falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood, away from his indifferent mom and her abusive boyfriend—which seems impossible. When Marcos is placed in a new after-school program, he meets Zach and Amy, whose friendship inspires Marcos to open up to his Maesta crew, too, and starts to think more about his future and what he has to fight for. Marcos ultimately learns that bravery isn't about acting tough and being macho; it's about being true to yourself. The Closest I've Come is a story about traversing real and imagined boundaries, about discovering new things in the world, and about discovering yourself, too.

Read the book Morris Award finalist Sonia Patel called "a brilliant, subtle debut," and Kirkus Reviews hailed as "heart-wrenching, funny, hopeful, and not-to-be-missed" in a starred review! The Closest I've Come is a must-read from talented first-time author Fred Aceves, in the tradition of Walter Dean Myers. Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone, and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren't falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood, away from his indifferent mom and her abusive boyfriend—which seems impossible. When Marcos is placed in a new after-school program, he meets Zach and Amy, whose friendship inspires Marcos to open up to his Maesta crew, too, and starts to think more about his future and what he has to fight for. Marcos ultimately learns that bravery isn't about acting tough and being macho; it's about being true to yourself. The Closest I've Come is a story about traversing real and imagined boundaries, about discovering new things in the world, and about discovering yourself, too.
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Read the book Morris Award finalist Sonia Patel called "a brilliant, subtle debut," and Kirkus Reviews hailed as "heart-wrenching, funny, hopeful, and not-to-be-missed" in a starred review! The Closest I've Come is a must-read from talented first-time author Fred Aceves, in the tradition of Walter Dean Myers. Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone, and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren't falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood, away from his indifferent mom and her abusive boyfriend—which seems impossible. When Marcos is placed in a new after-school program, he meets Zach and Amy, whose friendship inspires Marcos to open up to his Maesta crew, too, and starts to think more about his future and what he has to fight for. Marcos ultimately learns that bravery isn't about acting tough and being macho; it's about being true to yourself. The Closest I've Come is a story about traversing real and imagined boundaries, about discovering new things in the world, and about discovering yourself, too.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christian Barillas

Length:

7h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:07