Novio Boy: A Play

Novio Boy: A Play

by Gary Soto

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Ninth grader Rudy has a date with eleventh grader Patricia. Now he has to come up with the money, the poise, and the conversation to carry it off. This one-act play, by turns heartwarming and heart-wrenching, follows Rudy from his desperate search for guidance through the hilarious date itself--all the way to its happy conclusion.

Includes a glossary of Spanish phrases.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152058630
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 69,701
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Gary Soto's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California. Visit his website at

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"A hip, funny play."—School Library Journal

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Novio Boy: A Play 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
smg626 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This would be an English and Drama's teacher's dream lesson to have a class read and perform this. The story is humorous with English and Spanish throughout the story. Of course, it appeals mostly to native speakers who understand the culture, but everyone could relate to the issues of awkwardness in dating, not to mention family members who interfere. (There's a Spanish glossary at the end to help non-Spanish speakers get the "gist".)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
my favorite books