The last summer of the Death Warriors

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Arthur A. Levine Books,
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1st ed.
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IL: UG - BL: 4.3 - AR Pts: 13
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HL: High-Low 640L
When Pancho arrives at St. Anthony's Home, he knows his time there will be short: If his plans succeed, he'll soon be arrested for the murder of his sister's killer. But then he's assigned to help D.Q., whose brain cancer has slowed neither his spirit nor his mouth. D.Q. tells Pancho all about his "Death Warrior's Manifesto," which will help him to live out his last days fully--ideally, he says, with the love of the beautiful Marisol. As Pancho tracks down his sister's murderer, he finds himself falling under the influence of D.Q. and Marisol, who is everything D.Q. said she would be;and he is inexorably drawn to a decision: to honor his sister and her death, or embrace the way of the Death Warrior and choose life. Nuanced in its characters and surprising in its plot developments--both soulful and funny-- Last Summer is a buddy novel of the highest kind: the story of a friendship that helps two young men become all they can be.
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subject_facet Cancer. -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Mexican Americans -- Fiction, New Mexico -- Fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Revenge -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
title_display The last summer of the Death Warriors
title_full The last summer of the Death Warriors / Francisco X. Stork
title_short The last summer of the Death Warriors
topic_facet Cancer, Friendship, Mexican Americans, Orphans, Revenge, Young adult fiction