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No Second Chances (Border Town #4)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
In Dos Rios, Texas, things aren't always as they seem.
Santiago might be in over his head this time. . .
Santiago's grades are slipping again, but he's determined to prove to his family that he can be successful at something, even if it's not school. When a fancy new taco chain moves in across the street from the Garza family restaurant, Santiago is inspired-- he'll open a
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Scholastic Inc.
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Gabby Ruiz
Feb 04, 2016 Gabby Ruiz rated it really liked it
The book “No second chances" was a very interesting book. In the beginning I didn’t think it was such of a great book but after reading some pages it made me realize many things. First of all don’t judge a book by its cover and second of all some things that happened in the book impacted me that some things have happened in my life and probably has to other. Mostly all the character where teenage boys and girls which is ideal for a teenager. The book has something interesting which is that it ha ...more
Dec 22, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Santiago’s not doing so well in school, but he’s determined to be a success at something. After learning that a new taco chain is moving in across from the local restaurant, he thinks that he can start a restaurant too. Specifically, he wants to start a healthy fruit and vegetable juice stand. After attempting to drum up business at the local flea market, he’s quickly shot down by the dangerous El Payaso. But this doesn’t stop Santiago from following his dreams!

A fine reluctant read, this book
I wanted to give this a three star rating, because there were a few cameo appearances by Milo and Fabiola, but it really wasn't enough to justify the rating. What went wrong was that Alegria decided that in order for this novel to function, many of the characters and side characters had to become idiots, crazy, or a combination of the two.

Santiago finds out that his dad was just released from prison. His mother and AP Castillo try to talk to him along with the help of a guidance counselor. Yeah,
Yeana Song
Jan 11, 2014 Yeana Song rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No second chances

it was a really fun story to read about although it was slightly on a easier level for me to enjoy, but of course that's my own opinion :)
Jul 29, 2013 Miste rated it did not like it
Actually didn't think much of this book at all. The central character drops out of high school to start his own business. He decides to go back to school after his dad takes the fall for him and his cousin who get caught up in drug running. Not sure what the point of the story was actually.
Tiffany Newman
Feb 22, 2013 Tiffany Newman rated it really liked it
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Malín Alegria was raised in San Francisco’s Mission District. She’s a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and received her MA in Education. She is a teacher, permaculture consultant, Aztec dancer, and performer. She’s preformed and wrote with Teatro Nopal & the WILL Collective. Malin’s is a member of SCBWI, TNAFA, and the ultra fabulous Nopalitas. “Estrella’s Quinceñera” was published by Simon & ...more
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