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Chuy is only seventeen when he dies, stabbed to death in the bathroom of a nightclub after telling a man he liked his shoes. He drifts up from his body and wanders around Fresno and watches as his mother tries to get his uncle, only a few years older than Chuy himself, to take revenge on his unknown murderer. As his would-be girlfriend, Rachel, and his best friend, Angel, mourn his passing, Chuy's murderer, who he calls Yellow Shoes, shows no remorse at all as he tosses his knife into a dumpster. Then Chuy meets Crystal, another ghost, and teaches her the ropes of getting around in her non-body, falling in love in the process. He saves the life of a homeless man, only to befriend him when he dies later anyway.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religion theme?    -   Yes Religion theme:    -   musings from the afterlife

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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