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Maximilian and the Lucha Libre Club

Kirkus Reviews

In the third book of Max’s Lucha Libre Adventures, the titular hero struggles through the complexities of young love as he prepares to fulfill his luchador destiny. “Who knew the life of a twelve-year-old could be this darn complicated?” Uh-oh. Things are heating up between Max and Paloma. Though she’s moving to another city, Max can’t help but wonder if his newfound friend—who also shares a familial link to the lucha libre world—is more than just a friend. Max’s long-distance relationship with the girl of his dreams, Cecilia Cantu, also ends on a less-than-ideal note, muddling matters even more. Meanwhile, Max flies to Los Angeles to watch his tío Rodolfo, the legendary Guardian Angel, compete against some of the fiercest luchadores in the world. As he trains to follow in his renowned uncle’s footsteps, Max must face off against a rival of his own. Can Max triumph in both love and lucha libre? Book 3 of Max’s journey keeps to the same structure as its predecessors, with short, breezy chapters and a bilingual format (English text on the left, Crosthwaite’s Spanish translation on the right). The highlights here are the lucha libre matches. Garza excels at writing scenes full of awesome luchador action and high-octane antics. Though the romance plot at times feels overcooked, it fits within the high-stakes melodrama of the story. Pretty darn good fun.
- December 6, 2016  Visit Website

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