The Epic Fail of Jose Marti

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

by Pablo Cartaya Year Published: 2018 Realistic Fiction

Rather than relaxing and enjoying his summer, Arturo must fight to save his family business begun by his grandmother who is experiencing health problems. His friend, and maybe more than a friend, Carmen helps him by introducing him to the poetry of Jose Marti. I found myself cheering on Arturo and his querky family as they take on a rich Miami land developer who ignores their neighborhood's Cuban culture.