El regreso

  • Pages:112
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Spanish Soundings
  • Themes:hi/lo, hi-lo, high/low, high-low, reluctant readers
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  • Available:11/01/2011
  • Age Groups:Spanish Ages 12+
  • Reading Level:2.7
  • Lexile:HL680L
  • ATOS:3.7
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Jojo ha regresado, recién liberado de la cárcel, y los vecinos están otra vez tensos y asustados. Todos se preguntan si algún día andarán caminando por ahí y se toparán con Jojo, que los tratará mal o abusará de ellos por pura diversión. Ellos desearían que Jojo se fuera lejos y que no volviera nunca más. Pero hay otros que quisieran que algo malo le pasara a Jojo. Algo de verdad muy malo.

Ardell Withrow es uno de ellos.

Jojo's back from jail, and people are tense and afraid all over again. They wonder if his friends will start showing up again. They wonder if they'll be walking down the street one day and they'll run into Jojo and Jojo will give them attitude or shove them around, just for fun. Jojo's friends have a way of making it hard-really hard-on people who decide to press charges against Jojo. Those people just wish Jojo would go away and never come back. Then there are the people who have hate in their hearts. These people wish something bad would happen to Jojo. Something really bad.

Ardell Withrow is one of those people.

"Back is sure to satisfy Norah McClintock fans as well as teens looking for an authentic urban experience in a well-told, accessible story. It is also an excellent choice for read-aloud. Highly Recommended."

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Perfect for reluctant readers up for some soul-searching."
– Booklist
"Fits the Orca Soundings template to perfection. It is suspenseful and plot-driven, and written in a neutral way that leaves much to the inference of the reader. It covers strong, current issues with realistic language."
– Resource Links
"This short but powerful story explores the topic of forgiveness and redemption from the perspective of a bystander who renames nameless and genderless...This is a good morality tale that will have reluctant readers thinking about how they would react in a similar situation. Recommended."
– Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group (SOYAMRG)
"Bullying and revenge are common themes in young adult literature, but author Norah McClintock gives these classic themes an updated twist...The experiences in the book are ones to which almost any reader will relate."
– Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy
Resource Links, The Year's Best Books   | 2009  |  Commended
TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee Book of Note   | 2010  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection   | 2010  |  Commended
Ontario Library association (OLA) Best Bets   | 2009  |  Commended