PERCY JACKSON x COCO: When Alan and Daniel accidentally open portals with a magical map they got in an El Salvadoran bodega, they each get sent to a different realm of Aztec mythology. Now, they must find their way back to each other to save their family and stop the God of the Dead from spreading the wrath and suffering of the Underworld until it consumes everything.
For as long as he could remember, Daniel Lainez always wanted to be invisible.
Not in a superpower way, because Daniel wasn’t interested in that sort of nonsense. He just didn’t want to be seen, heard, or even looked at. Especially not in his middle school cafeteria, and absolutely not with the El Salvadoran food that Mami packed for his lunch.
Daniel paced forward with his lunchbox, his black dress shoes clicking against the tiled floor. He sped past tables full of rowdy kids and of teachers eating quietly, then quadruple checked his navy tie to make sure his uniform was worn as properly as possible. The only way he’d be invisible was to blend in with everyone else—no matter how difficult it was to do that as a scholarship student in a school full of rich kids.
He arrived at the last cafeteria table where his twin brother, Alan, sat alone, with way too much food spread out. His brother set plates of pupusas, tacos, and fried plantains all around the table, and that was just his lunch—he also had sweet Salvadoran bread packed for dessert. Daniel whispered viciously, “Why are you like this?”
“Relax,” said Alan, crumbs of food falling over his uniform. “Is it illegal to eat good now?”