The Closest Ive Come

The Closest I've Come

Synopsis

A Kirkus Best Book of 2017 * A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year * An ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection

Read the book Morris Award finalist Sonia Patel called "a brilliant, subtle debut," and Kirkus hailed as "heart-wrenching, funny, hopeful, and not-to-be-missed" in a starred review!

The Closest I’ve Come is a must-read from talented first-time author Fred Aceves, in the tradition of Walter Dean Myers.

Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone, and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren’t falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood, away from his indifferent mom and her abusive boyfriend—which seems impossible.

When Marcos is placed in a new after-school program, he meets Zach and Amy, whose friendship inspires Marcos to open up to his Maesta crew, too, and starts to think more about his future and what he has to fight for. Marcos ultimately learns that bravery isn’t about acting tough and being macho; it’s about being true to yourself.

The Closest I’ve Come is a story about traversing real and imagined boundaries, about discovering new things in the world, and about discovering yourself, too.

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Chapters

  • 001 The Closest I've Come
    Duration: 35s
  • 002 Chapter 01
    Duration: 18min
  • 003 Chapter 02
    Duration: 07min
  • 004 Chapter 03
    Duration: 15min
  • 005 Chapter 04
    Duration: 16min
  • 006 Chapter 05
    Duration: 13min
  • 007 Chapter 06
    Duration: 19min
  • 008 Chapter 07
    Duration: 14min
  • 009 Chapter 08
    Duration: 22min
  • 010 Chapter 09
    Duration: 15min
  • 011 Chapter 10
    Duration: 18min
  • 012 Chapter 11
    Duration: 12min
  • 013 Chapter 12
    Duration: 14min
  • 014 Chapter 13
    Duration: 14min
  • 015 Chapter 14
    Duration: 13min
  • 016 Chapter 15
    Duration: 06min
  • 017 Chapter 16
    Duration: 15min
  • 018 Chapter 17
    Duration: 16min
  • 019 Chapter 18
    Duration: 22min
  • 020 Chapter 19
    Duration: 12min
  • 021 Chapter 20
    Duration: 07min
  • 022 Chapter 21
    Duration: 11min
  • 023 Chapter 22
    Duration: 07min
  • 024 Chapter 23
    Duration: 05min
  • 025 Chapter 24
    Duration: 08min
  • 026 Chapter 25
    Duration: 12min
  • 027 Chapter 26
    Duration: 03min
  • 028 Chapter 27
    Duration: 05min
  • 029 Chapter 28
    Duration: 13min
  • 030 Chapter 29
    Duration: 08min
  • 031 Chapter 30
    Duration: 03min
  • 032 Chapter 31
    Duration: 16min
  • 033 Chapter 32
    Duration: 19min
  • 034 Chapter 33
    Duration: 11min
  • 035 Chapter 34
    Duration: 15min
  • 036 Chapter 35
    Duration: 06min
  • 037 Credits
    Duration: 01min

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