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PIG PARK
It's crazy! Fifteen-year-old Masi Burciaga's neighborhood is becoming more and more of a ghost town since the lard company moved away. Her school closed down. Her family's bakery and the other surviving businesses may soon follow. As a last resort, the neighborhood adults enlist all the remaining able-bodied boys and girls to haul bricks and help build a giant pyramid in the park, hoping to lure visitors. Maybe their neighbors will come back too. But something's not right about the entrepreneur behind it all. Then, there's the new boy who came to help, the one with the softest lips.

Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
Cinco Puntos Press (2014)
253 pages