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The Afterlife by Gary Soto
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Feb 20, 2009

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Recommended to Paula by: No One
Recommended for: poeple who like reading realistic fiction books
Read in March, 2009 , read count: 1

In "The Afterlife" by Gary Soto is about a teenage boy who's name is Chuy and he is 17 years old. He goes to night club for a date, but he gets stabbed for telling a guy that he likes his yellow shoes. Then Chuy is dead and is a ghost and sees what his family and other people are doing and what he sees is that all of his family and the girl he was dating were all crying for him. What Chuy realizes is that he could have done alot of things when he was alive that he couldn't do anymore and he regretted it. Then he starts remember his family and how little time he has spent with them and his friends.

Then he saw the guy that had stabbed him and he keeps following him and does things to him. Then he meets a girl named Crystal who was dead because she tried to suicide herself. He starts talking to her and teaches her about how to go in different places with her ghost body and tells her to get to places. Then he starts liking her and he saves the life of a homeless person, but that person dies and comes with them in the afterlife.

My critique of this book is that I found this book interesting because of how it tells the life of someone who is dead that isn't in his body. I also liked this book because it tells of how Chuy, who is dead, can move only when the wind comes so that it can carry him. I would give this book 3 stars because it was of how Chuy wanted to get revenge of the person who killed him and because it describes of what he does when he dies and how moves.
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