Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Diego keeps getting into trouble because of his explosive temper until he finally finds a probation officer who helps him get to the root of his anger so that he can stop running from his past.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Family member death; Step parent; Incarceration; Family violence; Multicultural; Mental illness; death of a parent; death of a step father; step father; jail; sexual abuse; abusive father; juvenile detention; multiple cultures; cutting; self-harm
Hispanic / White
Florida Book Award, 2009, Gold, Young Adult Literature
Tom's Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, 2011, Winner
Rainbow List, 2010 Fiction
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2009
rape; anger; temper; questioning; immigration; probation officer; healing; shark tooth; molestation; fighting
Sanchez, Alex, "Bait" (2009). Diverse Families. 1521.