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Four months ago Sara Zapata's best friend Linda disappeared from the streets of Juarez, and ever since Sara's been using her job as a reporter to draw attention to the girls who have been kidnapped by the criminals who control the city. But now she and her family are being threatened, and her younger brother Emiliano's being lured into the narcotics business by the promise of big money. Soon the only way for both of them to escape is to risk the dangerous trek across the desert to the United States border.
Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780545944472
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 22 cm


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In Juarez, Mexico, siblings Sara and Emiliano Zapata are drawn into the criminal underworld when Sara's best friend is abducted. As the stakes grow higher, their best hope of escape lies across the perilous desert between them and the United States.

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Apr 15, 2018

A story of persistence, risks, soul-searching, friend-finding, and justice. After Sara's friend disappeared, which almost seems to be a normal occurrence lately, Sara feels that Linda is still out there waiting to be found. Sara is persistent and will not let it go. She continuously writes stories that are published about the girls. When threats begin to come in, Sara has to make a tough decision that not only affects her, but her mother and brother, Emiliano, as well. Emiliano wants to have the good life and good girlfriend but she is rich. The only way he is going to get her is to get money. Emiliano currently sells crafts to make some cash for himself and for those that make the crafts. When Emiliano is offered a job doing something he knows is illegal, he has to make some tough decisions himself. A little slow to get started but hang in there because when the action begins, it is good. Tough subject but well worth the read.


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