The New David Espinoza by Fred Aceves audiobook

The New David Espinoza

By Fred Aceves
Read by Christian Barillas

HarperTeen, HarperCollins 9780062489883

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094114224

  • ISBN: 9781094114217

  • ISBN: 9781094114231

Runtime: 7.83 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This own voices story from the acclaimed author of The Closest I’ve Come unflinchingly examines steroid abuse and male body dysmorphia. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Matt De La Peña.

David Espinoza is tired of being messed with. When a video of him getting knocked down by a bully’s slap goes viral at the end of junior year, David vows to use the summer to bulk up— do what it takes to become a man—and wow everyone when school starts again the fall.

Soon David is spending all his time and money at Iron Life, a nearby gym that’s full of bodybuilders. Frustrated with his slow progress, his life eventually becomes all about his muscle gains. As it says on the Iron Life wall, What does not kill me makes me stronger.

As David falls into the dark side of the bodybuilding world, pursuing his ideal body at all costs, he’ll have to grapple with the fact that it could actually cost him everything.

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Author Bio: Fred Aceves

Author Bio: Fred Aceves

Fred Aceves is a Latino author who grew up in a community like the one described in The Closest I’ve Come, a tough, working-class neighborhood filled with single moms. He attended five high schools and worked two jobs before eventually dropping out of school. He later earned his GED and traveled around the world.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.83
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English