Chronicles of a Luchador Ray Villareal

Chronicles of a Luchador

Author: Ray Villareal
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Book Title
Chronicles of a Luchador
Author
Ray Villareal
ISBN
9781558859319
Jesse Baron, the son of the American Championship Wrestling star known as the Angel of Death, is about to graduate from high school. His parents expect him to attend the University of Texas and study mechanical engineering, something he's not interested in. The young man knows he would be a natural at professional wrestling, and with his father's help he might even reach the same level of fame and success. But the Angel of Death, retired from the ACW and running a wrestling school, refuses to train his son for fear he will choose sports entertainment over a college degree. Jesse decides that once he gets settled at UT, he's going to look for another place to wrestle. To keep his father from finding out, he'll promote himself as a masked luchador from Mexico, named Mascara de la Muerte. When no one will hire him, Jesse reluctantly considers joining a lucha libre organization, even though he doesn't speak Spanish. Will the fans and his fellow wrestlers see him as a luchador, or just a gringo with a mask? In this stand-alone sequel to his acclaimed novels, Ray Villareal continues his exploration of a teenager growing into manhood against the backdrop of the wrestling world.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Ray VillarealPublisher: Pinata BooksPublished: 10/31/2021ISBN: 9781558859319Pages: 250Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.10h x 5.40w x 0.80dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2021School Library Journal 02/04/2022 pg. 1
Jesse Baron, the son of the American Championship Wrestling star known as the Angel of Death, is about to graduate from high school. His parents expect him to attend the University of Texas and study mechanical engineering, something he's not interested in. The young man knows he would be a natural at professional wrestling, and with his father's help he might even reach the same level of fame and success. But the Angel of Death, retired from the ACW and running a wrestling school, refuses to train his son for fear he will choose sports entertainment over a college degree. Jesse decides that once he gets settled at UT, he's going to look for another place to wrestle. To keep his father from finding out, he'll promote himself as a masked luchador from Mexico, named Mascara de la Muerte. When no one will hire him, Jesse reluctantly considers joining a lucha libre organization, even though he doesn't speak Spanish. Will the fans and his fellow wrestlers see him as a luchador, or just a gringo with a mask? In this stand-alone sequel to his acclaimed novels, Ray Villareal continues his exploration of a teenager growing into manhood against the backdrop of the wrestling world.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ray Villareal
Publisher: Pinata Books
Published: 10/31/2021
ISBN: 9781558859319
Pages: 250
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 0.80d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2021
School Library Journal 02/04/2022 pg. 1
Jesse Baron, the son of the American Championship Wrestling star known as the Angel of Death, is about to graduate from high school. His parents expect him to attend the University of Texas and study mechanical engineering, something he's not interested in. The young man knows he would be a natural at professional wrestling, and with his father's help he might even reach the same level of fame and success. But the Angel of Death, retired from the ACW and running a wrestling school, refuses to train his son for fear he will choose sports entertainment over a college degree. Jesse decides that once he gets settled at UT, he's going to look for another place to wrestle. To keep his father from finding out, he'll promote himself as a masked luchador from Mexico, named Mascara de la Muerte. When no one will hire him, Jesse reluctantly considers joining a lucha libre organization, even though he doesn't speak Spanish. Will the fans and his fellow wrestlers see him as a luchador, or just a gringo with a mask? In this stand-alone sequel to his acclaimed novels, Ray Villareal continues his exploration of a teenager growing into manhood against the backdrop of the wrestling world.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ray Villareal
Publisher: Pinata Books
Published: 10/31/2021
ISBN: 9781558859319
Pages: 250
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 0.80d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2021
School Library Journal 02/04/2022 pg. 1