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Fred Aceves

Biography

Fred Aceves

Fred Aceves was born in New York but spent most of his youth in Southern California and Tampa, Florida, where he lived in a poor, working class neighborhood like the one described in THE CLOSEST I'VE COME. At the age of 21 he started traveling around the world, living in Chicago, New York, the Czech Republic, France, Argentina, Bolivia and Mexico, his father’s native land. Among other jobs, he has worked as a delivery driver, server, cook, car salesman, freelance editor and teacher of English as a second language. THE CLOSES I'VE COME is his first novel.

Fred Aceves

Books by Fred Aceves

by Fred Aceves - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren’t falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood, away from his indifferent mom and her abusive boyfriend. When Marcos is placed in a new after-school program, he meets Zach and Amy, whose friendship inspires Marcos to open up to his crew, too, and start to think more about his future and what he has to fight for. Marcos ultimately learns that bravery isn’t about acting tough and being macho; it’s about being true to yourself.