The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones by Dominic Carrillo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Paco Jones faces eighth grade each day as an outsider. His parents have sacrificed everything for him to attend Walden Academy, but he's not sure he can go through an entire year being called "Taco". Being the new kid and only latino most of his classmates have ever seen in person is bad enough, but after he gets pooped on by a rogue bird during lunch, it doesn't seem like things can get much worse.
Enter Naomi...the beautiful, popular, girlfriend of Trent (the most popular guy in school). Things are either about to go really well, or exceptionally bad, and Paco isn't even sure if he has a say in the matter.
Filled with typical middle school drama, The Improbably Rise of Paco Jones is nothing exceptional, but it's easily accessible and readers will be rooting for Paco!
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