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Publisher's Summary

The acclaimed author of seven ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Will Hobbs pens a spellbinding true-to-life adventure. With nothing but dogged determination, 15year-old Victor leaves his Mexican village to illegally enter the U.S. and help his starving family. Soon he must outwit gangs, drug-runners, and border agents as he endures shivering nights, blistering days, and gnawing hunger. But can his longing for the beckoning opportunity of El Norte carry him through such impossible obstacles?
©2006 Will Hobbs; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC
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"This gritty and realistic tale will be an eye-opener for many YAs." (KLIATT)
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By Margaret on 02-18-10

Riveting

Imagine how it would be to violate laws just to keep your family alive. Imagine a young man confronting dangers alone, with the pressure that your family needs you to succeed. This is a gripping tale, and well narrated. It makes for riveting listening. It is a tribute to the quality of the book that my son has already sought out other novels by the same author.

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By Rafael Carmona on 08-21-17

Love it

I really really recommend this book. It will show you to appreciate the easy way that some people have. For some people it is harder to come and the people that have it hard have to live with scare that the will deport back to their country after all they have to do to get to dis country.

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