At the beginning of the story , Manual was talking about how he was in a talent show. He was asking himself why he raised his hand and wondering if he will regret it. The reason he raised his hand was because he thought if he did good the girl he liuked may like him back.
In the middle of the book Manual had rehearsal. He also was at his house during dinner time. While he was at his house he dad asked him what he was going to do in the talent show. But his answer was, "You will see." He did not want to tell them because they may not have heard the song in a long time and he may not want to spoil it for them.
Made By: Bryce Kral
At the end of the book is time for the talent show. AT this time everyone is getting seated and is waiting for the show to start. When Manual was in the back he had his record in his hands, then he dropped it and he thought it was fin but it got scratched and he did not notice. Well he did notice but it was during his performance when the record got stuck so he said the same words over and over then people started to laugh at him.
Ha Ha Ha (Laughing)
When Gary Soto started writing, he wrote short stories. He grew up in California. When he was young and in school, he was an active kid and he liked the playground more than his classroom. Gary was not the greatest students ever lintel in college when he found out about poetry.