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Miguel has dreamed of joining his parents in California since the day they left him behind in Mexico six years, eleven months, and twelve days ago. On the morning of his fifteenth birthday, Miguels wait is over.

     Or so he thinks. The trip north to the border—la línea—is fraught with dangers. Thieves. Border guards. And a grueling, two-day trek across the desert. It would be hard enough to survive alone. But its almost impossible with his tagalong sister in tow.

     Their money gone and their hopes nearly dashed, Miguel and his sister have no choice but to hop the infamous mata gente as it races toward the border. As they cling to the roof of the speeding train, they hold onto each other, and to their dreams. But they quickly learn that you cant always count on dreams—even the ones that come true.

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Miguel's life is just beginning. Or so he thinks. Fifteen-year-old Miguel leaves his "rancho" deep in Mexico to migrate to California across "la linea," the border, in a debut novel of life-changing, cliff-hanging moments.  But Miguel's carefully laid plans change suddenly when his younger sister Elena stows away and follows him. Together, Miguel and Elena endure hardships and danger on their journey of desperation and desire, loyalty and betrayal. An epilogue, set ten years after the events of the story, shows that you can't always count on dreams--even the ones that come true.

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The mata gente.
The “people killer.”
An ordinary freight train.
And the only way North without paying a peso.

Synopsis:

Fifteen-year-old Miguel leaves his "rancho" deep in Mexico to migrate to California across "la linea," the border, in this debut novel of life-changing, cliffhanging moments.

Synopsis:

The mata gente.
The “people killer.”
An ordinary freight train.
And the only way North without paying a peso.

About the Author

Ann Jaramillo teaches English as a Second Language to Mexican-American seventh and eighth graders in Salinas, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312373542
Author:
Jaramillo, Ann
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
JUV030100
Subject:
People & Places - Mexico
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/Mexico
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Emigration & Immigration
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.17 x 5.93 x 0.405 in
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 144 pages Square Fish - English 9780312373542 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Miguel's life is just beginning. Or so he thinks. Fifteen-year-old Miguel leaves his "rancho" deep in Mexico to migrate to California across "la linea," the border, in a debut novel of life-changing, cliff-hanging moments.  But Miguel's carefully laid plans change suddenly when his younger sister Elena stows away and follows him. Together, Miguel and Elena endure hardships and danger on their journey of desperation and desire, loyalty and betrayal. An epilogue, set ten years after the events of the story, shows that you can't always count on dreams--even the ones that come true.
"Synopsis" by ,
The mata gente.
The “people killer.”
An ordinary freight train.
And the only way North without paying a peso.
"Synopsis" by , Fifteen-year-old Miguel leaves his "rancho" deep in Mexico to migrate to California across "la linea," the border, in this debut novel of life-changing, cliffhanging moments.
"Synopsis" by ,
The mata gente.
The “people killer.”
An ordinary freight train.
And the only way North without paying a peso.
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