Author: Mike Lupica BY: Makaela Goeden


Heat is based on a fourteen year old's life in hiding. Michael Arroyo is adjusting to life without his dad, who died in May. Life without a dad is hard because you have to live with the grief, the worry, and the stress; you also have to live without the care having a dad brings. He has to hide from official person such as police, children services people, because if they find out that he and his brother are living alone, then they will be sent back to Cuba or separated.

Michael and Carlos

The story revolves around Michael and his brother Carlos who are having a hard time without their father. Carlos has to work at two jobs so that he can come up with enough money to pay the rent for the apartment and the bills. Michael has a serious arm he can throw pretty good but not compared to the heat.

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