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    Description"I mean, it's not as if I want a father. I have a father. It's just that I don't know who he is or where he is. But I have one." Ramiro Lopez and Jake Upthegrove don't appear to have much in common. Ram lives in the Mexican-American working-class barrio of El Paso called "Dizzy Land." His brother is sinking into a world of drugs, wreaking havoc in their household. Jake is a rich West Side white boy who has developed a problem managing his anger. An only child, he is a misfit in his mother's shallow and materialistic world. But Ram and Jake do have one thing in common: They are lost boys who have never met their fathers. This sad fact has left both of them undeniably scarred and obsessed with the men who abandoned them. As Jake and Ram overcome their suspicions of each other, they begin to move away from their loner existences and realize that they are capable of reaching out beyond their wounds and the neighborhoods that they grew up in. Their friendship becomes a healing in a world of hurt. "San Antonio Express-News" wrote, "Benjamin Alire Saenz exquisitely captures the mood and voice of a community, a culture, and a generation"; that is proven again in this beautifully crafted novel.


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    Title
    He Forgot to Say Goodbye
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Benjamin Alire Saenz
    Physical properties
    Format: Other book format
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 417 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416949633
    ISBN 10: 1416949631
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 217
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FRIEND
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039050
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET070
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/HISPNC
    B&T Approval Code: X11824000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 46
    BISAC V2.8: JUV011030
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039060, JUV013060
    LC classification: PZ7.S1273 HE 2008
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.5.8.0.0
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YFM, YXHB, YXE
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    ""He Forgot to Say Goodbye "is a story about what it is to become a man...I have, in fact, now spent a lot of quality time with Ramiro and Jake and can say that this one is right up there with my all-time favorite YAs." - Richie Partington, Richie's Picks