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Crazy Weekend

3.08 of 5 stars 3.08  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  8 reviews
When Hector and his friend Mando, seventh-graders, visit Uncle Julio, a photographer in Fresno, they have more excitement than they ever imagined. On a photo shoot in a rickety old plane, they spot an armored car heist, and Uncle Julio snaps some shots of the robbers. After they report what they saw, the two robbers decide they have to teach Hector and Mando a lesson. When ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 19th 2003 by Persea (first published 1994)
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Laura Verret
It was all Hector’s mother’s idea – this visit to Uncle Julio. But hey, it’s a chance to get around a bit, see the world, maybe even have a little adventure.

So Hector and his best friend, Mando, leave their city homes in L. A. and fly to Fresno, California, to hang out at Uncle Julio’s apartment for the week. But Uncle Julio isn’t content to let them just hole up; he wants to take them around a bit – show them his work. He’s a photographer who’s often hired to take aerial shots of farms and fact
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Emily
I wasn't a huge fan of this novel. I thought it was a little far-fetched. Granted it's straight fiction, so it can be as far-fetched as it wants, but I didn't really buy into it. It's about these two Mexican-American kids who go to visit one of their uncles for the weekend. Uncle Julio is a photographer and takes Hector and Mando up in an airplane for one of his shoots. While they are flying they observe an armed robbery, and capture it on film. Later, the robbers find their trail and set off in ...more
Marcia
Two boys visit their uncle in Fresno for a vacation, which quickly turns into a robbery- caper. I liked the Latino voices and the audio was terrific. The boys are smarter than all the adults in the book, which would tickle kids.
Kai Wilson
When best friends, Hector and Mondo find themselves very bored, Hector's mom sends them down to see Hector's uncle for the weekend. When they are there, they help him with his job as a photographer. When they are shooting a farm from above in an airplane they see an armored car robbery and take photos. They were then featured in the newspaper and then the robbers found out who they were. Now the robbers will stop at nothing to scare or even kill them and get the negatives.

The book is very well p
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Damayanty Vasquez
Being Mexican AMerican myself and from California, I really appreciated this novel because of the way Soto wrote in English and Spanish. Also, since I haven't read very many multicultural YA literture, this was a good change from what I've been reading. This novel follows two young Latinos who are visiting their uncle in Fresno, California and the crazy weekend they spent there. I really enjoyed!
Ivan
This book is about Mando and his friend Hector, who go to spend their weekend with Hector's Uncle. During their stay they witness a robbery and take photos of what happens. I liked this book because it has a lot of action. They get chased by the robbers and end up beating up the robbers.
Uziel Pecina
COOL BOOK!!!!!!!! :)
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Gary Soto, born April 12, 1952, was raised in Fresno, California. He is the author of eleven poetry collections for adults, most notably New and Selected Poems, a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the National Book Award. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly, Poetry International, and Poetry, which

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