The Afterlife

The Afterlife

eBook - 2003
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You'd think a knife in the ribs would be the end of things, but for Chuy, that's when his life at last gets interesting. He finally sees that people love him, faces the consequences of his actions, finds in himself compassion and bravery . . . and even stumbles on what may be true love.

A funny, touching, and wholly original story by one of the finest authors writing for young readers today.
 

You'd think a knife in the ribs would be the end of things, but for Chuy, that's when his life at last gets interesting. He finally sees that people love him, faces the consequences of his actions, finds in himself compassion and bravery . . . and even stumbles on what may be true love.

A funny, touching, and wholly original story by one of the finest authors writing for young readers today.


Baker & Taylor
A senior at East Fresno High School lives on as a ghost after his brutal murder in the restroom of a club where he had gone to dance.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003
ISBN: 9780547417110
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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After Chuy, a 17-year-old Mexican-American, is murdered in a nightclub, his ghost roams his native Fresno, visiting his family and friends and coming face-to-face with his killer. Chuy also meets the ghost of a girl who has just committed suicide, and the two spirits begin to fall in love.

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