"Mariposa" means butterfly in Spanish.
It's also a slang term for gay men in Latin America.
Originally it was derogatory, but the term is being claimed by some gay Latinos with pride - just as the word "queer" has been de-fanged over time and made into a term of empowerment.
But for Maui, it's a struggle to be Latino and gay. He does have some gay friends, and together the "fierce foursome" (Isaac, Trini, Liberace and Maui) try to form a GLBTQ alliance at their school.
But it turns out to be even tougher than they thought... Will they be able to make their idea of "The Mariposa Club" a reality?
Check out this review by Ryan over at the New York Public Library's Stuff For The Teen Age blog, where he says,
"For any teen looking for a good book about fun and friendship, I recommend The Mariposa Club."Add your review of "The Mariposa Club in comments!