Marcelo in the Real World

By Francisco X. Stork
Publisher Arthur A. Levine Imprint Arthur A. Levine ISBN


Awards and Honors Winner of the 2010 Schneider Family Book Award, Teen; ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults 2010; NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2010, Social Interactions/Relationships; IRA Notable Books for a Global Society 2010; <i>Booklist</i> The Best of Editors’ Choice 2009; 2009 <i>Horn Book</i> Fanfare List; <i>Publishers Weekly</i> Best Children’s Book of 2009

Marcelo in the Real World

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Discrimination: Disability,Language: Strong Language,Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

When Marcelo Sandoval's father challenges him to intern at his law firm over the summer, Marcelo is anxious. He has a condition similar to Asperger's syndrome and attends a school that caters to his needs. Reluctantly, he begins to work at the firm, where the complications of the "real world" confront him immediately. Marcelo's coworker, Jasmine, is kind and beautiful, but is frustratingly aloof. Wendell, the son of another partner in the firm, attempts to use Marcelo's naïveté to manipulate him. Then, as Marcelo sorts documents one day, he stumbles upon a shocking piece of evidence marked "trash" that seems to incriminate his father. A 2009 Booklist Top of the List Editors' Choice. Winner of the 2010 Schneider Family Book Award.
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