Muchacho: A Novel
Louanne Johnson
An inspiring YA debut from the author of Dangerous Minds.Eddie Corazon is angry. He’s also very smart. But he’s working pretty hard at being a juvenile delinquent. He blows off school, even though he’s a secret reader. He hangs with his cousins, who will always back him up—when they aren’t in jail.Then along comes Lupe, who makes his blood race. She sees something in Eddie he doesn’t even see in himself. A heart, and a mind, and something more: a poet. But in Eddie’s world, it’s a thin line between tragedy and glory. And what goes down is entirely in Eddie’s hands. Gripping, thought-provoking, and hopeful, Muchacho is a rare and inspiring story about one teen’s determination to fight his circumstances and shape his own destiny.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Muchacho written by Johnson Knopf is a story of a mixed up teenager named Eddie. He grew up in a bad town with the influence of violence, sex, and drugs. Throughout the book it takes you through the journey of his everyday life. In the part of New Mexico Eddie lives, cousins always band together. There's no need for friends when you have cousins. Unfortunately, Eddie only has older cousins to hang with, and the one he tends to always be around (named Primo) is a particularly bad influence on him.

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