Lawn Boy

Lawn Boy

A Novel

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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"Mike Muñoz is a young Mexican American not too many years out of high school--and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew. Though he tries time and again to get his foot on the first rung of that ladder to success, he can't seem to get a break. But then things start to change for Mike, and after a raucous, jarring, and challenging trip, he finds he can finally see the future and his place in it"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781616202620
1616202629
Branch Call Number: FIC EVISON
Characteristics: 312 pages ; 22 cm

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Landscaper Mike Muñoz just can’t catch a break in this laugh-out-loud funny novel with sneaky depth. Suggested by Marie B.


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CatherineJ2014
Nov 01, 2018

This book seems light, but it also is dealing with several important issues. It's both a fun coming-of-age story and a springboard into discussions about very real social issues.

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0007548100dmw
Sep 21, 2018

I agree with the other two reviewers. The book is very funny with a strong serious undertone about the life and changes of an individual.
Most enjoyable.

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JWEdson307
Aug 05, 2018

I found this book in the audio version. I think this is an important read and it needs as much exposure as possible. The development of the main character, Mike Munoz was so powerful, sensitive, inciteful, believable, relatable, I actually looked at the authors name again...thinking, this has got to be a autobiography. I have thought about this book over and over since I finished it a few weeks ago. Best Read for me in a long time. Please share this book with others. It really makes you think.

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aamcgrath
Jul 31, 2018

"Lawn Boy" is both funny and serious. It's also smart and refreshingly different; the main characters' struggles and challenges are down-to-earth and true-to-life. Recommended.

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