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The Brothers Torres

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  • Posted July 25, 2012

    im in high school and this book is boring, why? well its 320 pag

    im in high school and this book is boring, why? well its 320 pages long and i like action and adventure in my books like somebody fighting for something not someone

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  • Posted November 22, 2010

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    A MUST HAVE! Best Book Ever.

    This was an amazing book. It made me laugh, feel sad , feeling hopeful and more. I could not put this book down for a second. It is so hard not to try to finish the book. I usually don't read books twice but I will definitely read this book again. I can't wait for this author to come out with another book. If you want a book to fall in love with this is the one. The book shows that a boy can be nervous about love too. Also its shows how siblings do look out for each other and look at each other's mistakes. The test of friendship is great for thinking what would I do. I Love this book. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good book. When you read this clear a day and sit down in a comfortable spot. Get ready to have a great time.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    yay

    The book was well-written and entertaining. The characters were very well developed. People of any race can enjoy the details about the protagonist's heritage and culture without feeling "left out." It does, towards the end, start to put a bit too much focus on sex, but it thankfully doesn't usurp the plot. Overall a good read.

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

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    Reviewed by Breanna F. for TeensReadToo.com

    Frankie and Steve Towers are brothers. Frankie is a freshman and Steve is a senior. Frankie has always looked up to his older brother, who has gotten a soccer scholarship, is one of the most popular guys in school, and is very friendly with the ladies. Frankie spends most of his time with his friend Zach shooting off fireworks in his back yard while Zach's mom makes them Kool-Aid flavored popsicles. The remainder of his time is put in to trying to impress Rebecca, the girl he has had a major crush on since grade school, and working at his parent's restaurant. <BR/><BR/>Recently, Steve has been hanging out with the local "cholos" (aka bad boys) and Frankie hasn't really thought anything of it until he gets in to a fistfight with John Dalton. John has always been on Steve's bad side and is one of the richest, preppiest kids at their high school. After Frankie gets beaten to a pulp by John and two of his sidekicks, Steve stops ignoring his brother and tries to help him out. <BR/><BR/>Soon, with Steve's help, Frankie finally has the attention of Rebecca in the form of a Homecoming date, and life is going pretty well until another incident with Dalton happens. This time, Steve really wants payback and will stop at nothing to get it. And Frankie has to decide whether he wants to help Steve retaliate or stand on the sidelines and watch. <BR/><BR/>THE BROTHERS TORRES was great! I loved Frankie's character and how he acted around Rebecca. I could totally see the events in this book actually happening in real life, which indeed made the book a bit scary at times. But it also made it even more great. I love real life situations. Coert Voorhees is a really strong writer and I loved his style. This book had me laughing at times and on the verge of tears at others. Overall, it was really a great book and I can't wait to read more by this wonderful author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2008

    Brotherhood and Friendship

    Frankie Towers is an awkward and self-conscious guy who¿s low on the social ladder, unlike his older brother Steve. That¿s why Frankie looks up to Steve so much Steve seems to have it all: popularity, girls, a soccer scholarship, even respect from the dangerous cholos. Unfortunately, Steve doesn¿t have time for his brother Frankie anymore with his current image to uphold. But when Frankie makes an enemy of rich white boy John Dalton, Steve steps in to help his brother. Although Frankie¿s social status is raised with the help of his brother Steve, landing him a date with his dream girl, sometimes Frankie feels that his brother is a complete stranger to him. He finds himself wondering why he has to lie all the time for Steve and just how far Steve plans on taking the conflict with Dalton. In this beautifully written coming-of-age story, Voorhees explores the bonds of brotherhood and friendship and the importance of thinking for yourself. I¿m not kidding when I say that The Brothers Torres is an incredibly written and amazing story. Frankie¿s character is so well-developed that I was sucked into his story even when I felt like criticizing him for being a jerk. Even though I¿ve never been to anyplace from Frankie¿s New Mexican hometown Borges, everything from the limited date spots to the potential threat of the cholos felt completely natural. There¿s something so honest and profound about Voorhees¿ writing that leaves room for other laughs and life lessons. I was a little irritated that I couldn¿t understand all of the Spanish phrases with my limited Spanish skills, but that¿s where my negative comments about his novel end. The Brothers Torres has culture, an exciting plot, believable characters, and a meaningful moral. I came away from reading this novel thinking, ¿wow¿ in a slightly stunned way. I don¿t think I expected this novel to be this good. The Brothers Torres is a definite must-read. I look forward to more wonderfully-written novels from Voorhees in the hopefully near future.

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    Posted November 22, 2010

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