Age 12+
Grade 7-9

Benjamin Alire Sáenz

He Forgot to Say Goodbye

Paperback (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers March 9, 2010) , Reprint Edition
On the surface, Ramiro Lopez and Jake Upthegrove couldn’t live more different lives. Ram is Mexican-American, lives in the poor section of town, and is doing his best to keep his mother sane while his brother fights off a drug-induced coma. Jake is a WASP who drives a nice car, lives in a mansion, and has a mother who drinks a bit too much and a step-father who cheats on her. But there is one point, one issue, where their lives are exactly the same; their fathers walked out on them when they were just young boys. And at this convergence, Ram and Jake see how everything in their lives is just a little bit similar, because they both blame everything that goes wrong on the one thing they actually have in common. A heartfelt novel from an award-winning author.
1416994343 / 9781416994343
10.3 oz.
5.5 x 0.9 in.

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