Playing with Boys Book Summary and Study Guide

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Alexis is a young Latina from Texas who moved to Los Angeles to be a publicist for Hispanic musical groups. She loses her job when her boss is arrested for drug smuggling. She decides to start her own publicity company by representing her friends, who are also Latinas. Marcella is beautiful, but belligerent. She wants to be a serious actress, but is stuck doing a Baywatch style TV show. Olivia has written a screenplay about watching her father being murdered by a right wing death squad in El Salvador.
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Alexis contends with her ex-boyfriend, Daniel, a journalist who covers "gangsta rap". He wages a campaign of increasing harassment and violence against her.

Alexis also falls in love with another one of her clients, Goyo, a Cuban rap star. However, she puts aside her feelings for him and helps him rescue his girlfriend from Cuba.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   spurned lover going for revenge Life of a profession:    -   agent (sports/celebrity) Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Spanish in America    -   American Pacific Coast Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   Weiner talk!    -   rape/molest Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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