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Have You Seen Luis Velez? BOOKS Have You Seen Luis Velez By Catherine Ryan Hyde Thegreatwallonline.us From New York Times Bestselling Author Catherine Ryan Hyde Comes A Moving Novel About Two Strangers Who Find That Kindness Is A Powerful Antidote To Fear Raymond Jaffe Feels Like He Doesn T Belong Not With His Mother S New Family Not As A Weekend Guest With His Father And His Father S Wife Not At School, Where He S An Outcast After His Best Friend Moves Away, Raymond Has Only Two Real Connections To The Feral Cat He S Tamed And To A Blind Ninety Two Year Old Woman In His Building Who S Introduced Herself With A Curious Question Have You Seen Luis Velez Mildred Gutermann, A German Jew Who Narrowly Escaped The Holocaust, Has Been Alone Since Her Caretaker Disappeared She Turns To Raymond For Help, And As He Tries To Track Luis Down, A Deep And Unexpected Friendship Blossoms Between The Two.Despondent At The Loss Of Luis, Mildred Isolates Herself Further From A Neighborhood Devolving Into Bigotry And Fear Determined Not To Let Her Give Up, Raymond Helps Her See That For Every Terrible Act The World Delivers, There Is A Mirror Image Of Deep Kindness, And Mildred Helps Raymond See That There S Hope If You Have Someone To Hold On To.

    10 thoughts on “❃ Have You Seen Luis Velez? kindle Epub ❧ Author Catherine Ryan Hyde – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us


  1. says:

    It s feel good and uplifting, a story about finding kindness and the goodness of people when and where it s least expected It was just what I needed I ve read so many tough stories these last months and watched way too much news reflecting the nastiness of our current political discourse I needed a break However, this is not what I would consider a light read There are some serious and thought provoking themes, but the goodness of people that is reflected here gives one a little hope and confidence that our better angels can prevail I loved the characters Raymond Jaffe, a lonely, misfit, sixteen year old boy has no friends since his only friend moved away He doesn t fit in with his mother s and stepfather s new family He s black and they are white and no one seems to care enough about him to listen when he talks to them His father s wife barely tolerates him Raymond discovers that Mildred Gutterman, his ninety two year old blind neighbor is in need of help when she asks him if seen Luis Velez Luis Velez is the man who used to look in on her and help her with errands to the bank and for groceries But he s disappeared We don t get to meet the Luis Velez of the title, but we get to know what kind of man he was His kindness can be found in Raymond who takes over Luis Velez s care of Mrs G His kindness can be found in a couple of other men named Luis Velez that Raymond meets while on his quest to find out what happened to the Luis Velez of the title It isn t just about wh...


  2. says:

    5 starsCatherine Ryan Hyde is an author I have been eyeing for years, and I have about a half dozen of her novels downloaded on my kindle Finally, after seeing some superb reviews for Have You Seen Luis Velez I decided to finally dive in and read one of her books This is a shining little gem It is simply written, but laden with wisdom and life affirming inspiration It s a tale about Raymond, a 16 year old boy with an unhappy home life I just don t fit in , and his 92 year old neighbor Mildred Gutermann Mrs G , whose helper of four years, Luis Velez, has disappeared Raymond and Mrs G meet serendipitously at just the right time for them both This is their story, and I will leave it to you, dear reader, to discover it on your own Just know that even though it will impact teenagers, it is not too late for anyone to learn from these two special people.This book teaches us that though we all have burdens to bear, this is not a reason to give up Life is messy It is difficult, it is heartbreaking, it can be seemingly unbearable But it is also beautiful, glorious, and absolutely a gift to hang on to for as long as we can Take this journey with Raymond and Mrs G and see how together they find their way.I just ha...


  3. says:

    Have You Seen Luis Velez will encourage you to look outside of yourself and see what is really around you, who is really around you To try to put yourself into the shoes of those not like yourself, so you can understand how others might think and feel This book is full of heart and feeling and left me knowing there is always something I can do to make this world a better place Raymond is a 16 year old black young man who feels like he belongs nowhere His lives with his white mom, white step father and 3 step sisters the only one he feels like he connects with is the four year old and knows he doesn t fit into this family His father is married to a woman just eight years older than Raymond, who resents Raymond s presence and makes it hard for Raymond to spend time with his dad One day Raymond meets 92 year old Mildred, a blind woman living alone, in Raymond s apartment building Luis Velez had been watching over Mildred for the last four years, taking her to the bank and the grocery store three times a week but he suddenly stopped coming three weeks earlier and Mildred is worried about him and has no way to find out what happened to him Not only that, she is down to her last half can of soup Raymond wants to and does help Mildred, not only stepping into the shoes of ...


  4. says:

    Such a beautiful story Grab this one my friends and make sure the tea is hot, the cats are purring and that you have a great stock of tissue paper Kleenex on hand When Raymond, an African American teenager befriends the elderly blind woman in his apartment building to help her find a friend, Luis Velez, a tale of friendship, family, and forgiveness begins I absolutely adored this book and I cannot wait to hear from other readers about their own reactions to it But I am also feeling fiercely protective , because I won t be able to hear a harsh word about it This is a similar reaction to my reading of Dancing on Broken Glass which I still believe is one of the best women s fiction books There is just much love in this one too that my heart just soars Raymond and Mrs G reminded me of the 1971 film Harold and Maude , in each case you have a younger man forming this relationship with an older woman and those around them cannot understand it ...


  5. says:

    This is a wonderful, heart warming book which I feel sure many different readers will enjoy When 16 year Raymond meets Millie, a 92 year old blind woman who lives in his apartment block, she is outside her apartment looking for Luis Velez, a young man who has been coming weekly for the last four years to take her to the bank and the shops It s been than two weeks since he last visited and Millie is worried something bad has happened to him and she s down to her last can of soup Raymond not only takes over Luis role in helping Millie with her shopping but starts to look for Luis Raymond is the mixed race son of divorced parents, his mother white and his father African American He lives with his mother and her new white husband and three step sisters but feels he doesn t fit in there Although he gets on well with his father, his new wife resents him and he doesn t feel welcome when he visits He s also a bit of a loner at school and his only friend has just moved interstate In Millie he finds a new friend, someone who is non judgemental and sees him for who he is Through his search for Luis Velez, Raymond meets other people who become his friends and see him for the kind and tho...


  6. says:

    Have You Seen Luis Velez is a story of a boy who doesn t fit in and forms an unlikely friendship with his 92 year old neighbour Raymond is 17 years old and his only friend just moved away, leaving him with no friends One morning on his way to school, he meets one of his neighbours on the second floor landing, looking for Luis 92 year old Millie is blind and Luis used to do her shopping for her until he mysteriously disappeared a few weeks ago Millie is now running out of food Raymond with his kind heart offers to do shopping for Millie and help her find Luis From that moment, a unique friendship is born.I fell hard for Raymond who felt like he didn t belong and had no one looking out for him Being the only black family member whilst living with his white mum, stepfather and 3 half sisters, Raymond struggles to fit in and searches for his identity The good heartedness and will to help othe...


  7. says:

    I rarely read young adult novels and into the first few chapters thought I had made a mistake on this one As I proceeded I was in awe of how deftly the author had inner woven very interesting characters with Lessons There are Lessons on courage, predjudice, compassion, humility, integrity, loyalty, empathy, openmindedness, and The message delivered deserves 10 stars as it is powerful and by example But, I am now v...


  8. says:

    Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a free, electronic ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review Have You Seen Luis Velez is the question that starts it all Raymond Jaffe is a teenager, who doesn t fit in with his family and is trying to deal with his best friend moving away, when an elderly blind woman asks him about Luis Velez Soon, Raymond is not only helping the elderly woman with her weekly errands, but he also takes on the mystery himself and is soon searching throughout the city for the stranger named Luis As he searches, Raymond is confronted with the best and the worst parts of society, all the while making friends in strange places, and finally finding a place to belong A beautiful story by Catherine Ryan Hyde, Luis Velez has the powerful, thoughtful messaging familiar to fans of Backman Fredrick or Mitch Albom Young Raymond is an unassuming protagonist, and in every unexpected way he abashedly becomes a hero Discarded by his father and ignored by his mother, this coming of age story finds Raymond understanding himself in new ways, with the help of some new also slightly unexpected friends There are powerful messages for life...


  9. says:

    5 stars What do you get when the main characters are a 92 year old woman and a 17 year old boy A fabulous book about 2 people Mildred and Raymond Just a wonderful feel good book I loved the characters, I loved the stor...


  10. says:

    Raymond Jaffe was sad his best friend was leaving Other than Andre, he had no other friends at school So when an elderly woman in his apartment block stopped him with a question Have you seen Luis Velez Raymond spoke to her Mildred Gutermann call me Millie had been alone in her apartment for the past seventeen days as Luis, who helped her with everyday chores, had disappeared She was down to her last half can of soup which she d been rationing Raymond immediately determined he would help her by walking with her to the bank, and the shops for food.Millie was ninety two years old and almost blind Raymond was seventeen years old and black There were prejudices on both sides with both of them feeling they didn t fit where they were meant to Raymond decided to search for Luis Velez, but he didn t want to tell Millie until he had a result So began a time which took Raymond well out of his comfort zone, and he did it for his friend Millie He also discovered what it meant to have someone believe in him and the meaning of kindness Have You Seen Luis Velez by Catherine Ry...

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