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The Cat King of Havana
The Cat King of Havana | Tom Crosshill
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Lolcats. Salsa dancing. Unrequited love. Tom Crosshill's smart and witty debut teen novel treads a colorful coming-of-age journey from New York City to Havana that will appeal to fans of books by Matthew Quick and Junot Díaz. When Rick Gutiérrez—known as "That Cat Guy" at school—gets dumped on his sixteenth birthday for uploading cat videos from his bedroom instead of experiencing the real world, he realizes it's time for a change. So Rick joins a salsa class . . . because of a girl, of course. Ana Cabrera is smart, friendly, and smooth on the dance floor. He might be half Cuban, but Rick dances like a drunk hippo. Desperate to impress Ana, he invites her to spend the summer in Havana. The official reason: learning to dance. The hidden agenda: romance under the palm trees. Except Cuba isn't all sun, salsa, and music. As Rick and Ana meet his family and investigate the reason why his mother left Cuba decades ago, they learn that politics isn't just something that happens to other people. And when they find romance, it's got sharp edges.
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JoScho
The Cat King of Havana | Tom Crosshill
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It all starts when his girlfriend dumps Rick on his sixteenth birthday for uploading cat videos from his bedroom when he should be out experiencing the real world. Known as “That Cat Guy” at school, Rick isn‘t cool and he knows it. He realizes it‘s time for a change. Rick decides joining a salsa class is the answer . . . because of a girl, of course. He might be half-Cuban, but he dances like a drunk hippo.
#Havana #amonthofsongs

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ReadingTurtleDuck
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So I'm not sure how I'll be using this account yet. I want it to be different from my bookstagram, but I'm not sure how I'll do that yet. 🤔

#Papertowns #JohnGreen #TheCatKingofHavana #TomCrosshill #YA

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation! Here's another library winner for your consideration! An energetic #YA novel set in Cuba about the Cat King's goals of becoming a cat-video tycoon and get the girl he has his eyes on. I have to ask, what is "lolcat"? Did I miss the memo on that term ?? Anyway, romance and humor mixed with the nation's political realities makes for an engaging read, hence its many patron requests! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?

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