The Kids on the Block

The Kids on the Block

by Mario Chavez

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BN ID: 2940012213525
Publisher: Mario Chavez
Publication date: 03/09/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 201
File size: 395 KB

About the Author

El Paso author Mario C. Chavez is a new and talented writer. He has made his debut into the literary world with one of the most excellent, exciting books I have read in a long time. The delightful story covers a multitude of happenings. In the story's characters' lives from childhood to adulthood.

The novel depicts a culture all of us should know, laugh along with and even shed some tears along with as well. We are privy to customs, traditions and laughter when we read about the different characters in this lively, interesting, sad, and funny story.

However, the escapades, adventures, the happiness, and sadness; the hardships and tragedies occurring in the lives of these characters are the same as those taking place to other ethnic groups throughout the world.

"The Kids on the Block" story is told poignantly by the author. While reading the novel, you will find yourself wishing you could have grown up and participated in that atmosphere side by side with "The Kids on the Block."

"The Kids on the Block" is a good read well worth your time and money. I highly recommend it.

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Kids on the Block 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Author Mario Chavez paints a colorful, touching, and at times very funny canvas of boys faced with life experiences that leave an enduring imprint on their lives and those of the reader. We all know these kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Kids on the Block is a gripping and undeniably compelling story that will ignite genuine laughter, crocodile tears and a flood of your own childhood memories. Relatable and vivid character depictions will cause you to tap into your own formative years and the bonds you shaped while growing up on your own block. Reading The Kids on The Block is tantamount to stepping into a magnificent time machine that takes you on an uplifting and enriching journey, at the outset, peering into the lives of adolescents bonding on the block, and then following them into adulthood. The memorable experiences spotlight both good and carefree times -as well as heartbreaking events. As you become immersed in the lives of these characters, you can¿t help but conjure up your own emotional recollections of youth. The Kids on The Block is a thoroughly captivating, entertaining and thought provoking saga ¿one you will be glad you read, and one you won¿t soon forget.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Kids on the Block' is a humorous gaze into the 'Rites-of-passage' as Soapsuds and his unique friends make their way from adolescents to adults. Though the banter is light-hearted, the author is not afraid to touch on serious issues such as death, abuse, hunger, suicide, and other life struggles. I found 'The Kids on the Block' to be a delightful, charming and entertaining read! Chrissy K. McVay Author of 'Souls of the North Wind'
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's a little something for everyone in THE KIDS ON THE BLOCK, an enjoyable new book by author Mario Chavez. Tracing the lives of the 'kids,' Chavez recaptures youth in a way few can as seen through the eyes of memorable characters like Casper, Guero Flu, Horns, Soapsuds, and even La Plaga. No matter which character you identify with most, don't be surprised if you find yourself lost in your own childhood memories. It's difficult not to laugh and tear up while reading about life on the block, as author Chavez illuminates how those early relationships and experiences bind us regardless of the years that fly by all too quickly, and the various paths we inevitably take in life. Return to the days of old, and what it meant to be a kid, in this poignant debut novel by Mario Chavez. You'll be glad you did.