In My Mailbox May 4-9

I actually received this book last week, but because I was out of town, I could not do an In My Mailbox post. In My Mailbox was created by Kristi of The Story Siren. =)

Marcelo in the Real World – Francisco Stork

Marcelo Sandoval hears music no one else can hear–part of the autism-like impairment no doctor has been able to identify–and he’s always attended a special school where his differences have been protected. But the summer after his junior year, his father demands that Marcelo work in his law firm’s mailroom in order to experience “the real world.” There Marcelo meets Jasmine, his beautiful and surprising coworker, and Wendell, the son of another partner in the firm.

He learns about competition and jealousy, anger and desire. But it’s a picture he finds in a file — a picture of a girl with half a face — that truly connects him with the real world: its suffering, its injustice, and what he can do to fight.

Reminiscent of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” in the intensity and purity of its voice, this extraordinary novel is a love story, a legal drama, and a celebration of the music each of us hears inside.

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8 Responses to In My Mailbox May 4-9

  1. I have this book in my ever growing TBR pile. It sounds amazing, and I hope to get to it soon.

  2. Rebecca says:

    Awesome book, it sounds really interesting I might read it at some point.

  3. amy says:

    This book is so amazing. I love marcelo’s voice-very innocent and funny.
    -amy

  4. Jenny says:

    I really want to read this, it sounds brilliant!

  5. susan says:

    Heard some good things about this title. Adding it to my tbr. Happy reading.

  6. I think i need to check this one out! happy reading!

  7. Callie (Handle Like Hendrix) says:

    Looks cool! Happy reading!

  8. Diana Dang says:

    Sounds sad, but I’m curious about your opinion on it

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