Sunday, November 6, 2011

Getting It

Getting It by Alex Sanchez
Image courtesy of Library Thing

Sanchez, A. Getting It. New York: Simon Pulse, 2006. Print.
Winner, Myers Outstanding Book Award 2007
International Latino Book Awards, 2nd place, Best Young Adult Fiction in English, 2007
New York Public Library 2007 "Book for the Teen Age"
Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection

Annotation: 15 year old Carlos and his friends learn how to impress girls in their quest to "get it."

Book Talk:
“Fifteen and still a virgin, Carlos Amoroso wanted more than anything to get a girlfriend and hopefully get laid.”

Carlos wants this so badly that he secretly befriends Salvador EncarnaciĆ³n, despite the fact that all of his friends rip on Sal for being gay. Carlos is hoping Sal can give him a “A Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” makeover so that he can win the love of his “Aztec Princess” Roxi. Along the way, Carlos learns more than just how to cleanse, tone, and moisturize. His friendship with Sal has him question who he wants to be, and who he wants to be with as he examines what truly matters to him.
For anyone who has every wanted someone to sincerely love, who had wanted something more than  a hook up and felt badly about not wanting just a casual love;  this book is for you. You might be just as ready as Carlos to truly “get it.”

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