Muchacho by LouAnne Johnson
Let's be honest. Not all stories are created equal. There are some novels that are insufferably dull and leave the reader wondering how they ever got published in the first place. And then there are the others. The books filled with characters that are so richly created they feel like someone you know and the dialog reads so true you can practically hear the conversations in the next room. Muchacho is one of the those kind of books. The story is a peek into the life of Eddie Corazon who is struggling to determine the direction of his life. Lucky for him he doesn't have to make all these decisions alone. With the support of a former teacher, his girlfriend and his parents, Eddie will finally figure out what is most important in his life.