About The Book

After Diego lands himself on probation for fighting, he doesn’t trust his probation officer, Mr. Vidas. But as he begins to open up, Diego realizes that he needs Mr. Vidas’s help to get his anger under control. To do that, Diego will need to face the nightmares from his past head-on and confront the memories he’s been avoiding. Will anyone even believe him if he tells the truth about his stepfather? Award-winning author Alex Sanchez writes about a teen’s very real struggle to overcome his anger and take control of his life.

About The Author

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Alex Sanchez spent almost fifteen years working with youth. He is the author of the teen novels Boyfriends with Girlfriends, Bait, The God Box, Getting It, Rainbow Boys, Rainbow High, and Rainbow Road, as well as the Lambda Award–winning middle-grade novel So Hard to Say. Lambda Literary Foundation honored Alex with an Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists’ Prize. He lives in Thailand and Hollywood, Florida. Visit him at AlexSanchez.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 9, 2009)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416995050
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99
  • Lexile ® HL630

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Awards and Honors

  • Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award Winner
  • Florida Book Award Gold Medal, YA

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