The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones

The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones

by Dominic Carrillo


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The hero is Paco Jones, a biracial Mexican kid with few friends. He's recently transferred from his old junior high to a private school, and because he's the poor new kid, he soon finds himself the least popular. He's jeered at during lunch, called Paco Taco, and ridiculed for being different. So what hope is there for him when he falls for Naomi Fox, a popular girl already involved with a popular guy? Through dumb luck and a few clever moves, Paco soon finds himself on center stage amidst a twisted middle school mess.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781519491190
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/27/2016
Pages: 190
Sales rank: 426,301
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Dominic Carrillo is a teacher and freelance writer from San Diego, California. He began creative writing during graduate school at UCLA. His stories have been published in many print and online publications, and he's is a regular contributor to the San Diego Reader. TO BE FRANK DIEGO (2012) was his debut novel, following protagonist Frank Diego on a daylong journey through his hometown, mixed cultural identity, and a failed relationship. In 2013, he published his impractical travel memoir AMERICANO ABROAD. THE IMPROBABLE RISE OF PACO JONES (2016) is Carrillo's debut YA novel about a multicultural love triangle. All titles are available at select independent bookstores,, and other online stores. Dominic is currently teaching in Eastern Europe and is working on his next novel.

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