Marcelo in the Real World

Marcelo in the Real World

by Francisco X. Stork
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Trade Paperback, 314 pages
List Price: $9.99 Sale Price: $8.49

Marcelo Sandoval hears music that nobody else can hear ? part of an autism-like condition that no doctor has been able to identify. But his father has never fully believed in the music or Marcelo's differences, and he challenges Marcelo to work in the mailroom of his law firm for the summer . . . to join "the real world."

There Marcelo meets Jasmine, his beautiful and surprising coworker, and Wendell, the son of another partner in the firm. He learns about competition and jealousy, anger and desire. But it's a picture he finds in a file a picture of a girl with half a face that truly connects him with the real world: its suffering, its injustice, and what he can do to fight.

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