You Don't Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens Paperback – Apr 1 2011
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"Cortez complements her adult level Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery (2009) with 18 new tales (from a largely different set of Latino/Latina authors) featuring teen characters and concerns. Overall, a consistent, well-crafted collection." -- Editor "Kirkus Reviews"
"This excellent collection gives faces to Latino teens in a most original way." -- Michael Cart "Booklist"
About the Author
Sarah Cortez, a law-enforcement officer, is the author of the poetry collection How to Undress a Cop. Winner of the 1999 PEN Texas Literary award in poetry, she has edited or coedited Urban-Speak: Poetry of the City, Windows into My World: Latino Youth Write Their Lives, and Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery.
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Stories in the collection:
"No Soy Loco" this leads with Victor who starts hearing voices after being hit in the head by a baseball. "No One Remembers" is the story of an abduction. Fantasy and reality are well-balanced in "The Tattoo." In "No Flowers for Marla," a girl investigates the murder of a classmate. A humorous mystery story "All the Facts, A to Z," could be described as the case of the missing saints and features the grandmother from hell. In "Hating Holly Hernandez," Zander finds a severed arm in his school locker. The librarian deals with mysterious murders. In "The Red Lipstick," a high school student solves a mystery involving missing auto parts at a garage. "The Right Size" uses point of view effectively in a crime story. "Nuts" is problematic, a good story that needs an ending. "Belle" is an interesting character study of an intriguing, mysterious girl. "Valentine Surprise" is exactly that--a crime story with a surprise ending. All in all, a very satisfying reading experience.