No More Us for You

No More Us for You

by David Hernandez


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ISBN-13: 9780061173332
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

David Hernandez is a web designer and a poet whose collections include Always Danger, winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, and A House Waiting for Music. He also wrote the novel Suckerpunch. He lives in Long Beach, California, with his wife, the writer Lisa Glatt. No More Us for You is his second novel.

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No More Us for You 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it in a couple of hours and it had me from the start! This book is so good and cute and will keep you reading until the end! I totally reccomend it someone looking for a good romance book.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
On his first day at his new job working as a security guard at the Long Beach Contemporary Museum, 17-year-old Carlos finds himself cleaning up a pool of urine left by some random guy that just walks in and goes on the floor. Surrounded by some of the strangest "art" he's ever seen, Carlos is sure that this will be a much easier gig than bagging groceries, and will be a great way to buy some nice things for his girlfriend, Mira. During the urine incident, he meets Vanessa, a relatively new classmate at his school who works as the museum's receptionist. Another classmate, Isabel, also meets Vanessa for the first time shortly afterward. The one-year anniversary of the car accident that took Isabel's boyfriend's life is approaching, and Isabel can't keep her mind from wandering off from time to time, where it ends up exploring ideas of death and fate. When she and her best friend, Heidi, befriend Vanessa, Isabel ends up in the middle of a friendship triangle while she tries to sort out her own mind and come to terms with Gabriel's death. Vanessa can tell that Isabel needs some distraction, and she tells Isabel that a guy at her job, Carlos, would be perfect for her. Carlos, on the other hand, is still reeling from a friend's difficult situation, and the hard blow that Mira has just dealt him. On the fateful night of the Valentine's dance, Isabel and Vanessa meet up with Carlos and his best friend, Snake. Both Isabel and Carlos look forward to this opportunity to get to know one another and forget their troubles, but then tragedy strikes, throwing everyone's lives into turmoil. Is this relationship over before it has the opportunity to start? I was surprised at the heavy amount of adult content in this story. The very title is taken from a display at the art museum that reads "No More C***us for You," and rough language is tossed around easily and almost without purpose. This book also focuses on some mature themes, such as drugs, gangs, drunk driving, and teen pregnancy. This is definitely a book for the more mature teen.
meggyweg on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I liked this story but felt it had a lot of loose ends. Major plot points in most of the characters' lives were left incomplete. I suppose you could say that's realistic -- life is full of loose ends -- but it left me frustrated. What ultimately happened to Snake? What happened with Will and his girlfriend? And Vanessa, what happened at her old school that made her leave? You never found out.Done properly, that kind of ambiguity can be a great literary device, but it's very hard to do and, in my opinion, the author couldn't make it work. Nevertheless this is a good novel with genuine friendships, which I would recommend.
mattsya on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Sparely written novel, almost a short story or novella. Good, realistic story, but also a little light, despite its potentially heavy subject matter of accidental death. The alternating narrative voices are not as distinct as they could be, but they do lead to a very sweet and affirming ending.
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1996JN More than 1 year ago
Wow, i loved this book. Possibly one of the best i've read. Once you start reading it, you can't stop. Some parts were funny, others just really sad, and others just kept you wanting more. Highly recommended (:
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