The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect is award-winning story of Danny Rorro, a charismatic kid from Queens poisoned by the past. A series of painful
defeats have left him scarred and isolated from his neighborhood, his parents, and, most significantly, the benevolent ways of his childhood when he was known as “Domino.” With great insight, imagery and wit, Danny recalls his past in Queens and his coming-of-age at Hamden Academy. This fast-paced and powerful story is rich with conflict, humor, tenderness and music – just like life, especially when coming-of-age.


The Blossom Twins

“To be honest, I don’t really know where to start with this review because I just loved the book so much and truly wish I had the right words to describe and explain it.”…read more

Mother Daughter Book Club

“The Domino Effect by Andrew Cotto is a thoughtful coming of age story that quietly reveals Danny’s struggle to understand ethnic polarization, first love, the meaning of friendship and how to do what he knows is right.”…read more


Katie French – Every once and a while a young adult book comes along that surprises me. The Domino Effect falls into this category, both thoughtful– yet humorous, moralistic– yet light-hearted…read more


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The Domino Effect Part I
The Domino Effect Part II