Behind the Eyes by Francisco Stork

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Hector Robles has spent his sixteen years in the projects of El Paso trying to stay unnoticed. His peaceful obscurity is shattered when his impulsive brother challenges the leader of a gang called the Discípulos. Suddenly Hector is drawn into their world of violence and hopelessness. When a marker is placed on his life, Hector tries to escape by going away to a school for students with troubled pasts. But it isn’t easy to function when he’s paralyzed by the fear that they’ll find him, even there. Ultimately, by confronting external threats and the internal pain of his memories and mistakes, Hector begins to understand what manhood really means.
 

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Published June 1, 2006 by Dutton Juvenile. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Life for Hector, a Chicano youth growing up hard in the gritty streets of El Paso, changes irrevocably the night that his brother Filiberto is murdered by the leader of the Discipulos gang.

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Hector's brother dies in a game of chicken with the gang leader, and Hector finds himself in a reform school for trying to avenge his brother’s death.

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