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The Whole Sky Full of Stars by René Saldaña Jr.
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Dec 07, 2011

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bookshelves: engl-420, not-required

So this book is a little frustrating, but it does have a lot of action and entertainment value. We are reading about teen friendship and things that can often complicate it. Barry's dad dies and leaves their family with very little but a car. Barry has been friends with Alby for a really long time. Alby, whose family is better off, uses Barry to make up for gambling with a thug from school. Without telling Barry the truth, Alby convinces Barry that he should participate in some kind of fighting competition and makes himself Barry's manager. What Barry doesn't know is that he'll be trading his body and his strength for a prize that was never intended for him in the first place.

Alby is frustrating in that I feel like he's really taking advantage of his friendship with Barry. Barry's having a hard enough time as it is with his dad dying, he doesn't need his friend to submit him into a fighting competition where the stakes are higher than the probable outcome.
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