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Star in the Forest by Laura Resau
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Oct 10, 2010

really liked it
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Read on October 10, 2010

I go back and forth on this one, but in the end I think it's a strong title for its small size. Zitlally's father has been deported back to Mexico, casting his daughter into a deep funk of a depression. At her lowest she discovers a beautiful white dog chained in a junkyard and makes friends with the nice if poor girl next door. It has many good things to say about the state of illegal immigration today, so I was worried that it would end up some long didactic tract. Instead, it's pretty subdued and at its slim size it wouldn't scare off a reluctant reader. - B

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