St. Martin's Griffin
On Sale: September 1, 2015
Featuring: Alma; Evan
Hardcover / e-Book
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Young Adult Contemporary | Young Adult
Evan and Alma have spent fifteen years living in the same
town, connected in a dozen different ways but also living
worlds apart -- until the day he jumps into her dad's truck
and slams on the brakes.
The nephew of a senator, Evan seems to have it all - except
a functional family. Alma has lived in Georgia since she was
two, surrounded by a large (sometimes smothering) Mexican
family. They both want out of this town. His one-way ticket
is soccer; hers is academic success.
When they fall in love, they fall hard, trying to ignore
their differences. Then Immigration and Customs Enforcement
begins raids in their town, and Alma knows that she needs to
share her secret. But how will she tell her country-club
boyfriend that she and almost everyone she's close to are
What follows is a beautiful, nuanced exploration of the
complications of immigration, young love, defying one's
family, and facing a tangled bureaucracy that threatens to
completely upend two young lives. This page-turning debut
asks tough questions, reminding us that love is more
powerful than fear.
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