Accidental Love (Paperback)

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Accidental Love (Paperback)


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It all starts when Marisa picks up the wrong cell phone. When she returns it to Rene, she feels curiously drawn to him. But Marisa and Rene aren't exactly a match made in heaven. For one thing, Marisa is a chola; she's a lot of girl, and she's not ashamed of it. Skinny Rene gangles like a sackful of elbows and wears a calculator on his belt. In other words, he's a geek. So why can't Marisa stay away from him?     Includes a glossary of Spanish words and phrases.

Gary Soto's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California. Visit his website at

Product Details ISBN: 9780152061135
ISBN-10: 0152061134
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2008
Pages: 192
Language: English

"The tough-girl/good-guy romance is a refreshing twist, and Marisa and Rene are unique and long-overdue characters."--The Bulletin
"With humor and insight, [Soto] creates memorable, likable characters."--Booklist