Illegal by Bettina Restrepo

A promise.
Quinceañera.
A promise that we would be together on my fifteenth birthday . .

Instead, Nora is on a desperate journey far away from home. When her father leaves their beloved Mexico in search of work, Nora stays behind. She fights to make sense of her loss while living in poverty—waiting for her father’s return and a better day. When the letters and money stop coming, Nora decides that she and her mother must look for him in Texas. After a frightening experience crossing the border, the two are all alone in a strange place. Now, Nora must find the strength to survive while aching for small comforts: friends, a new school, and her preciousquinceañera.

Bettina Restrepo’s gripping, deeply hopeful debut novel captures the challenges of one girl’s unique yet universal immigrant experience.

The author is giving away five books for lucky reader. I hope I am lucky enough to win one of them. I think I have to check all blog who post about the giveaway. She’s going to announce the winner in her Facebook. I hope all my lucky charm works well. Big hope the goddess of fortune and luck is with me.

Talk about the book, I could imagine how hard the way that the main has to take and face.

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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books (first published March 1st 2011)

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