“Amigo Brothers”讲述了安东尼奥·克鲁兹和菲利克斯·巴尔加斯的故事，他们是少年最好的朋友，他们生活和呼吸拳击运动。他们随时训练，分享这项运动及其明星的百科知识。他们对拳击的热情是他们生活中的一个积极因素，使他们远离在纽约市附近流行的帮派和毒品。在战斗之夜，汤普金斯广场公园充满了欢呼的粉丝。因为他们彼此了解得很好，菲利克斯和安东尼奥能够在整个战斗中反击彼此的一举一动。战斗结束时，两个男孩都受到了打击和疲惫，但是当最后的铃声响起时，他们立即拥抱共同的胜利，人群欢呼。在宣布战斗胜利之前，费利克斯和安东尼奥挽着手走开了。有一天，安东尼奥和费利克斯得知他们将在淘汰赛中相互争斗，这将决定他们中的哪一个继续参加金手套比赛 – 迈向真正职业战斗生涯的第一步。最初，这两个朋友假装他们即将到来的战斗没有任何改变。然而，他们很快就同意他们应该分开直到战斗才能独立训练。除了体育锻炼，安东尼奥和菲利克斯都努力进入正确的心理状态，与他们最好的朋友战斗。安东尼奥克鲁兹。安东尼奥身材高大瘦长，是一名天生熟练的技术拳击手。他用他的长距离穿透对手的防守。菲利克斯巴尔加斯。菲利克斯身材矮胖，不像安东尼奥这样技术熟练，但却是一个强大的重击手。他依靠拳击的力量击败对手。使用第三人称叙述者以直截了当的方式讲述“Amigo Brothers”。散文很简单，所有信息都是有效的，没有大张旗鼓，这种风格使所有读者都可以访问故事。对话包括波多黎各俚语，为角色的谈话增添了一种随意的，真实的维度。积极性。托马斯认为他的写作是一种工具，可以帮助贫困社区的孩子看到他们的生活可能超越帮派和暴力。在“阿米戈兄弟”中，托马斯故意将团伙和犯罪的存在和权力最小化。在一个序列中，菲利克斯受到一些帮派成员的威胁，但是当他做一些暗影拳击时，他们让他不受干扰地通过，展示了他的技能。现场表明，积极的活动有能力保护和服务你。体育的纯度。这本书表明，男孩们在训练成为拳击手时学到的运动员行为帮助他们变得非凡。他们互相争斗不是出于仇恨，甚至不是为了赢得胜利，而是为了对竞争的热爱。在每次战斗结束时，无论谁获胜，男孩们都会为彼此的胜利而感到高兴，因为他们尽力而为，幸存下来。
“Amigo Brothers” tells the story of Antonio Cruz and Felix Vargas, teenage best friends who live and breathe the sport of boxing. They train together whenever they can and share an encyclopedic knowledge of the sport and its stars. Their passion for boxing is a positive element of their lives that has kept them away from gangs and drugs, which are prevalent in their New York City neighborhood. On fight night, Tompkins Square Park is filled with cheering fans. Because they know each other so well, Felix and Antonio are able to counter each other’s every move throughout the fight. Both boys are battered and exhausted by the end of the fight, but when the final bell sounds, they immediately embrace in shared triumph, and the crowd cheers. Before the winner of the fight can be announced, Felix and Antonio walk away, arm in arm. One day, Antonio and Felix learn that they are set to fight each other in an elimination bout that will determine which of them goes on to compete in the Golden Gloves—the first step towards a real professional fighting career. Initially, the two friends pretend that their upcoming fight changes nothing. However, they soon agree that they should separate until the fight in order to train independently. In addition to physical training, both Antonio and Felix work to get into the right psychological state to fight their best friend. Antonio Cruz. Antonio is tall and lanky—a naturally skilled technical boxer. He uses his long reach to penetrate his opponent’s defenses. Felix Vargas. Felix is short and stocky—not as technically skilled as Antonio, but a powerful slugger. He relies on the power of his punches to pummel opponents into submission. “Amigo Brothers” is told in a straightforward manner using a third-person narrator. The prose is simple and all information is given efficiently and without fanfare, a style that makes the story accessible for all readers. The dialogue includes Puerto Rican slang, which adds a casual, genuine dimension to the characters’ conversations. Positivity. Thomas saw his writing as a tool to help kids in underprivileged neighborhoods see potential paths for their lives beyond gangs and violence. In “Amigo Brothers,” Thomas purposefully minimized the presence and power of gangs and crime. In one sequence, Felix is menaced by some gang members, but they let him pass unmolested when he does some shadow-boxing, demonstrating his skills. The scene suggests that positive activities have the power to protect and serve you. Purity of Sports. The book suggests that the sportsmanlike behavior the boys have learned while training to be boxers has helped them become remarkable. They fight each other not out of hatred or even the desire to win, but rather for the love of competition. At the end of each fight, the boys are triumphant and happy for each other no matter who wins, because they tried their best and survived.