Seventh-grader Trino Olivares likes video games a lot more than he likes books. In fact, he doesn't have much use for most "school types." But when Rosca, an older teen with a vicious streak, invites Trino to start hanging out with his crowd—and maybe make some quick money, too—the younger boy doesn't know what to think. Trino's angry that he and his younger stepbrothers are barely getting by, even though their mother works two jobs. And he'd do anything to make an impression on Lisana, a smart neighborhood girl who happens to be one of those "school types."

With little help from any adults, it's up to Trino to decide which choices will impress his friends—and which choices are the best for Trino.

Popular young-adult author Diane Gonzales Bertrand (Sweet Fifteen) has crafted a dramatic story about the difficult problems that children today face—often with little guidance—and the sometimes deadly consequences that can result.
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  • Publication Details
    Publisher:
    Arte Público Press

    Imprint:
    Piñata Books

    Publication Date:
    1999

    Series:
    Trino's Choice

    Available in:
    United States, Australia

  • Format
    Adobe PDF eBook
    583 KB

  • Diane Gonzales Bertrand (Author)

    Diane Gonzales Bertrand has penned three other books for young adults: Sweet Fifteen, Lessons of the Game, and Trino's Choice. She is also the author of three bilingual picture books: Sip, Slurp, Soup, Soup/Caldo, caldo, caldo; Family, Familia; an...

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