The Last Summer of the Death Warriors

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


Awards and Honors 2011 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults; Children's Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Children's Choices - Best Books of 2011, Coming of Age, ages 12-14; <i>Publishers Weekly</i> Best Children’s Books 2010, Fiction

The Last Summer of the Death Warriors

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Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse,Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse,Language: Strong Language,Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

Pancho is reserved, angry, and determined to avenge his sister's death. D.Q. is effusive, optimistic, and determined to complete his philosophical Death Warrior Manifesto before brain cancer kills him. When they meet at St. Anthony's orphanage, they become unlikely best friends. Then they fall for the same girl.
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