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Jan 25, 2021Liselara rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I have no idea why so many people loved this book. First of all, I would tell the author that if she is going to write a book in English and pepper it constantly with Spanish, please provide accurate and full translations. Don't expect readers to look everything up; that's just lazy writing. Next, when I see novelists like Stephen King, Kristin Hannah (and others) give high praise with generic comments, I wonder if they even read it. Then, the son, Luca, is given the wisdom of an 80 year old (instead of 8). Cummins could have provided a map. Again, the reader has to look up the journey and try to make sense of the escape routes the characters chose to follow from Acapulco to the United States. From my point of view, it seems like the author recorded a lot of testimonials and wrote a composite story of strife and sacrifices suffered by others trying to get out of Mexico and other destinations in Central America. What on earth makes everyone think that it's so much better being in the United States? Or even Canada?