Hectorand his amigo Mando are looking for adventure as they hit the road on aleisurely bike trip from their East LA neighborhood to the beach in SantaMonica during summer vacation.
They havejust set out when the fun begins, as Hector literally stumbles into a starringrole in a TV commercial. Then he turns out to be the one-millionth fan at aDodger game—and is escorted to a private box and treated like a VIP! Beforearriving at the beach, the boys record a rap song, paint a mural, and have agood laugh pretending to be wax figures at the Hollywood Wax Museum. But it’sthe people they encounter along the way who make the trip special—from nerdycousin Bentley (whom they teach to be cool); to a girl who wants to be anOlympic star and lives in a Beverly Hills mansion complete with two tenniscourts and three swimming pools; to Mando’s streetwise cousin, Puppet.
In thissequel to the highly praised CrazyWeekend, popular author Gary Soto combines warmth and humor in a livelystory of friendship and family.