Parrot in the Oven

Parrot in the Oven

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Perico, or parrot, was what Dad called me sometimes. It was from a Mexican saying about a parrot that complains how hot it is in the shade, while all along he's sitting inside an oven and doesn't know it....

For Manuel Hernandez, the year leading up to his test of courage, his initiation into a gang, is a time filled with the pain and tension, awkwardness and excitement of growing up in a crazy world. His dad spends most of his time and money at the local pool hall;… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: HarperTeen (June 11, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: National Book Award for Young People's Literature 1996 winner


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