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Author Sáenz, Benjamin Alire.

Title He forgot to say goodbye / Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008.
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Young Adult Fiction  YA SAENZ    AVAILABLE
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Description 321 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Two teenaged boys with very different lives find that they share a common bond--fathers they have never met who left when they were small boys--and in spite of their differences, they become close when they each need someone who understands.
Subject Fathers -- Fiction.
Emotional problems -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
El Paso (Tex.) -- Fiction.
Genre Young adult fiction.
ISBN 9781416949633
1416949631
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SRP 2013 X
August 12 2013
SRP 2013 REVIEW: Wonderful and funny and moving
SRP 2012 X
August 17 2012
SRP 2012 REVIEW: Benjamin Alire Saenz's writing has most definitely improved with time and practice. That being said, this was his second novel for young adults and the earliest of his works I could find at NPL with a basic catalog search. The implication of the above two sentences, well, I'll leave that up to the reader to determine. I couldn't really stay focused on this book, compared to his later novels. I felt that the perspectives of the two protagonists were two different stories being told at the same time, rather than one tale told by two connecting characters. Sure they both know each other, and yes, their stories did intersect toward the climax of the plot, but for the most part, I felt that they still remained more strangers to each other rather than the closer relationship I was expecting.
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