Marcelo in the Real World

Marcelo in the Real World

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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An intense and heartwarming story of finding love and finding yourself. Marcelo Sandoval hears music that nobody else can hear—part of an autism-like condition that no doctor has been able to identify. But his father has never fully believed in the music or Marcelo’s differences, and he challenges Marcelo to work in the mailroom of his law firm for the summer. There Marcelo meets the beautiful and surprising Jasmine, and things start to take a different turn. Praise for Francisco Stork: “[Stork’s writing is] as if John Updike had rewritten Gabriel Garcia Marquez.”— Publishers Weekly From the Compact Disc edition.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Listening Library, 2009.
ISBN: 9780739379929
Subjects: Downloadable audiobooks.
Young Adult Fiction
Additional Contributors: Hoppe, Lincoln
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Jun 10, 2014

Nice! This was a good read. I really enjoyed Marcelo's summer in the real world, his growth and learning. It was a bit sad to have him learn the meaner sides of human behavior.
Marcelo's story is warm, heartening, funny, sad. His look at the world is honest, simple, plain and straightforward.
A quiet, simple story of truth and what lives inside oneself.

JCLBarbaraL Nov 26, 2013

Though Marcelo has Asberger's syndrome and is thought to be without feelings for others, it is ironic that he is the one character in the book who is able to feel compassion for and understand the motives of those around him.

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