"Born Worker"

Gary Soto

Conflict

Jose and Arnie trying to make money. Arnie tells Jose to work and Jose accepts. Mr.Clemmens fall and his head is bleeding and Arnie runs away while Jose calls the police. Jose saves Mr.clemmens by setting him in a lawn chair and putting an ice bag over his head. Jose leaves the house and Arnie talks to the cops about how he saved Mr.Clemmens. Jose climbs a telephone pole and looks to see his father proud of him.

My Review

The book was good. It had many parts where it was suspenseful when the old man fell. "They said Jose was born with a ring of dirt around his neck with grime under his fingernail and skin calloused from the grainy twist of the shovel."
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