Trino’s Time


A thought-provoking novel about a young man trying to reach adulthood.

by Diane Gonzales Bertrand

ISBN: 978-1-55885-317-1
Publication Date: May 31, 2001
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 176
Imprint: Piñata Books
11 and up

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Teenage years are difficult for anyone, but for Trino Olivares, it seems like he never gets a break.  Every time he rolls the dice, he feels like he always lands on the square marked “Lose Your Turn”.  In the sequel to the award winning Trino’s Choice, Trino must continue to hold on through the wild turns that leave him reeling.

Trying to cope with the loss of two friends, Trino finds himself even more alone in a world that seems to care very little for him.  Slowly, with the help of some friends and a Tejano hero that Trino discovers in history class, he learns that there are times in a man’s life in which he has to help himself.  Trino chooses to take charge.

Continuing the story of Trino’s Choice, popular young-adult author Diane Gonzales Bertrand (Sweet Fifteen) creates another dramatic story about the choices and the issues that face young adults.  In Trino, she has created a young hero who learns to cope with the world around him by learning to trust himself.