Spare Parts

by

Joshua Davis

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Lorenzo’s godfather. Hugo has set up a makeshift auto repair shop in his driveway, and Lorenzo cleans the tools for him. Hugo doesn’t have a lot of money or equipment, and so he must be creative in coming up with solutions to fix the cars. Lorenzo gets some of his ingenuity from watching Hugo work.

Hugo Quotes in Spare Parts

The Spare Parts quotes below are all either spoken by Hugo or refer to Hugo. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Underdogs and Overcoming Odds Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Farrar, Straus and Giroux edition of Spare Parts published in 2014.
One Quotes

The chief lesson Lorenzo learned was that it was important to be creative. Hugo wasn’t running a normal mechanic’s shop, with a wall full of tools and shelves filled with supplies. He had little money, a small set of hand tools, and his ingenuity. To survive, he had to come up with fresh ideas and adapt.

Related Characters: Lorenzo Santillan, Hugo
Page Number: 14
Explanation and Analysis:

Lorenzo felt his father didn’t have any respect for him, Hugo wouldn’t let him use the tools in the driveway, and the kids around school mocked him for his strange looks. Now a teacher was entrusting him with the lives of a handful of fish. To most people, it might not seem like a lot, but to Lorenzo it was unprecedented.

Page Number: 72
Explanation and Analysis:
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Hugo Character Timeline in Spare Parts

The timeline below shows where the character Hugo appears in Spare Parts. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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Mentorship Theme Icon
Curiosity, Creativity, and Adventure Theme Icon
After school, Lorenzo helps his godfather Hugo fix cars in the makeshift auto repair shop he has set up in his driveway.... (full context)