Far From Gringo Land
Far from Gringo Land
Far From Gringo Land
Edward Myers
Rick Dresner is spending the summer with the Romero family, who live in a barrio in the hills of Santo Domingo, Mexico. He'll help them build a house on their land, and in return, they'll provide room and board and help Rick improve his Spanish. But the construction project turns out to be a lot tougher than Rick had imagined. Language and cultural differences lead to awkwardness and misunderstanding, especially when he falls for a rich American girl from a very different part of town. In this new twist on the classic fish-out-of-water story, it's a middle-class white boy who's out of his element and must change and grow to adapt to his surroundings.

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  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The summer between your last year of high school and your first year of college can be filled with new experiences. But for Rick Dresner, it will become life-changing. Traversing the border between the United States and Mexico, this Colorado native immerses himself in a new culture while helping family friends, the Romeros, build a house. Unexpected challenges await him though. Cultural differences shock his brain and readers are engaged in pondering differences not usually thought of. For those looking for an eye-opening read or just a good book, this is one to be sure and pick up.

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