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Novio Boy: A Play

Gary Soto

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ISBN 10: 0152015310 / ISBN 13: 9780152015312
Published by Harcourt Paperbacks, 1997
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Novio Boy: A Play

Publisher: Harcourt Paperbacks

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

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Synopsis:

Ninth-grade Rudy has asked eleventh-grade Patricia out on a date, and to his amazement she has agreed. Now Rudy has to come up with the money, the poise, and the conversation to carry it off. This one-act play, by turns heartwarming and heart-wrenching, follows Rudy from his desperate search for guidance from family and friends through the hilarities of the date itself, all the way to its successful conclusion. “To present a new kind of coming-of-age story, a play is the way.”--American Bookseller

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What a treat: an honest-to-goodness play! Budding actors and drama coaches will enjoy this lighthearted story about the awkwardness and excitement of young love in a Mexican American community. Perhaps the word "enjoy" is an understatement ... I do believe that young actors will have a hard time not laughing along with the audience once the curtain goes up. Gary Soto, author and poet extraordinaire, breaks a leg with this fast-paced, delightful look at dating from both the male and female perspectives. The transcendent theme and its helpful glossary of Spanish words and phrases will give this play broad appeal. Bravo!

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