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  • Posted January 14, 2010

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    Reviewed by Lauren Ashley for TeensReadToo.com

    Though Diego is plagued by his demons, he desperately wants to find relief from it all so he can move on with his life.

    It's a dream that you root for him to achieve and he's honestly a likeable character. He says and does the wrong things sometimes (though we all do) and that leads him into trouble, but he wants to be a better guy. He really is a good person. His anger just gets the best of him and he can't properly control it. Through all of that, though, you want him to be the man you know that he is and to get past the life he's been dealt.

    The summary of BAIT doesn't give things away, so I don't want to, either, but this is an intense book that deals with big issues. It was definitely interesting and I'm very glad I was given the chance to read it.

    Diego hates the idea of being called gay, but why? Is it a mere prejudice or something more? The story delves into the "something more" side that leaves you horrified. It's a realistic novel that will hopefully help some and inform others.

    More than anything, I think this book brings up the topic of being honest with those you love. You have to trust them and hope they will be there for you when you need them to be. If they aren't, that's not your problem. It's just good to know you tried and that you can find help if you need it. It might be from unsuspecting people, but it might be from someone in your own house. You just don't know.

    BAIT is the fourth novel I've read by Alex Sanchez, and it was very different from the others - but not in a bad way. It digs deeper into the psyche of human emotion and experiences, and I found that highly interesting, if not always enjoyable, to read.

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    Posted March 30, 2013

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    Posted March 30, 2013

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  • Posted November 26, 2012

    Alex Sanchez has created a deep and moving story about growing u

    Alex Sanchez has created a deep and moving story about growing up and coming to terms with trauma. In Bait Diego Mcmann is a troubled boy who has trouble controlling his fists. He finds it hard to trust people in his life until he meets his probation officer Mr. Vidas. Though the third person narrative we are able to keep a step ahead of Diego and see him come to terms with his abandonment and abuse. This story would be nothing without it's rich characters and well thought out story line. Through this novel Sanchez is able to explore how abuse can take it's toll on individuals and show that a caring and patient adult can make all the difference in the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Love it

    Kepted me on my toes till the very end

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  • Posted December 25, 2010

    not too shabby

    really great book, alex sanchez does it again!

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Should be required reading.

    This book was simply...amazing. It's a good book for people who self harm,because like myself,through the book you began to ask yourself question's,you feel like you are actually talking to Vida's.
    Personaly I think this book should be required reading in school's.And I'm sure anyone who read's this book will agree. This will definitly be a perminit part of my Library of books and I will probablly be rereding this book again.

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  • Posted January 28, 2010

    Excellent read!

    I've been teaching English in high schools for sixteen years and if I could I would have a hundred copies of this book on the shelf. I've loved Alex Sanchez for his narratives about gay teens and the issues that matter to them, but this book trancends that and has reached some of my straight male students as well. In fact I've already "lost" four copies and can't wait to get my budget to buy more. This was The book that got one extremeley reluctant reader to open a book and she ended up using it as a text on the New York State regents exam. I enjoyed it too and read it quickly and with pleasure. Thank you Alex.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2009

    A FANTASTIC BOOK THAT SPEAKS TO YOU

    When I first picked up the book I didn't know exactly what to expect but once i started reading it i was plunged into the complicated world full of unsetled emotions that Diego goes through. The feelings and emotions that Diego expirences are almost tangible in the novel. Once I started i wasnt able to put the book down it kept me up 'til the wee hours of the night. Alex Sanchez really outdid himself in this excuisit story. Very realistic and awe inspiring.

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  • Posted July 14, 2009

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    Bait

    Alright, this book was ok. It wasn't as good as I expected it to be, but it was still good. I finished it in 2 days. Its about a boy who has anger problems because of a bad past with his stepfather. His parole officer helps him get through it. This book is very vivid and contains a strong subject.

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