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Illegal by Bettina Restrepo
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Dec 21, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: realistic-fiction
Read on December 21, 2010

I could not put this book down once I started reading it! Nora's story, as told by Restrepo, is realitistically sad - first she tells of her hard life in a dying small town in Mexico, then, trying to find her father, she tells of the ardous journey across the border with her mother in a fruit truck. Once they make it across the border, the two are faced with unemployment, poverty, gangs, and the chance of being caught by immigration. All of their trials end in a bittersweet conclusion that realistically represents the hardships faced by both struggling Mexican farmers and illegal immigrants.
Review originally posted for LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program.
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Bettina Restrepo Oh Susie! Thank you so much. I'm just now discovering the reviews and I'm tearing up! Thanks again!

Susanna Thanks for taking the time to read my review!
I also posted a longer and slightly different review on my blog,, if you want to check it out.

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