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Finding Stinko


"In a world where redemption seems impossible, this parable of survival is riveting, and yet manages a tender element while never lacking in bravado." -- School Library Journal

"de Guzman’s commentary on the potential pitfalls of America’s foster-care system is honest in its portrayal of a boy who’s been on his own since birth, his life on the streets a powerful thumbnail view of that harsh existence." -- Kirkus

"The optimistic ending of this otherwise dark story of life on the streets is a relief, and Newboy’s desperate adventures will keep readers turning the pages of this unusual and haunting novel." -- Kliatt

A Bank Street Best Book of the Year