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YA-Award-winning Spanish writer Gomez Ojea portrays the angst and passion that come with a first love. After finding out that his workaholic parents are moving the family to a town that he calls Feopolis (Ugly-opolis), 17-year-old Tirso wonders how he can live without the love of his life, Betina. He chronicles his last days in Gijon, Spain, in a diary that his grandmother Buba has given him. The entries are filled with overwhelming love for 20-year-old Betina and her illegitimate child, and with anger at his money-hungry parents for making him leave his beloved beach town. By the end, readers also learn about Tirso's heartbreak as Betina leaves him for another without any explanation. The only thing that keeps the protagonist sane is his conversations with Buba and the thought that one day Betina will come back to him and love him again. The diary is for the most part a monolog of conflicting emotions, with some long passages that Tirso writes directly to Betina. An easy and quick read, this book powerfully employs the elements that make for a great teen novel. Highly recommended for libraries.Teba Cespon, Queens, NY
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Book Description Sm, Madrid, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. en Español, in Spanish. Like new, clean copy inside. Slight bump on side edge, with slight wrinkling to page edges. Covers have some bending, scuffing/scratching. Bookseller Inventory # 009893
Book Description Book Condition: very good. 113 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M08434877899-V