The Assembly for Literature on Adolescents (ALAN) has released it's October 2008 picks, and The Brothers Torres is one of them. Highlights from the accompanying review: "Voorhees’s first novel is an extremely well-written page turner that is appropriate for middle school readers and beyond. The writing is humorous even as it tackles serious issues. Voorhees provides rich descriptions of the Latino culture and its influences, achieving an authentic feel by peppering the text with Spanish words and phrases... this book transcends classification as a young adult novel and promises to satisfy even the most refined of readers."
Congratulations to the other writers on the list.