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It all starts when Marisa picks up the wrong cell phone. When she returns it to Rene, she feels curiously drawn to him. But Marisa and Rene aren't exactly a match made in heaven. For one thing, Marisa is a chola; she's a lot of girl, and she's not ashamed of it. Skinny Rene gangles like a sackful of elbows and wears a calculator on his belt. In other words, he's a geek. So why can't Marisa stay away from him?
Includes a glossary of Spanish words and phrases.
After unexpectedly falling in love with a "nerdy" boy, fourteen-year-old Marisa works to change her life by transferring to another school, altering some of her behavior, and losing weight.
Number of Pages: 179
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Dating + Sex, People + Places / USA / Hispanic + Latino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: Teen
Author: Gary Soto
Street Date: January 1, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-2141