Red Palms

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Random House Children's Books, Mar 14, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 327 pages
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When 14-year-old Benita’s Papa is wiped out by the Depression, he moves the family from Guayaquil, Ecuador, to the primitive island of Puna with a wild scheme to start a coconut plantation. Benita moves from a grand house to camping out in a shack on the beach; from going to school to working in the fields. But Papa’s no farmer, and he makes trouble with the islanders. The only good thing about Puna is Raul, the handsome young man who dazzles Benita. When he asks her to leave her family to live in the wilderness, Benita runs off with him. The jungle is beautiful, dangerous, and full of secrets, and they must struggle for their survival as they try to build a relationship with each other.

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User Review  - Kirsten - Goodreads

One of my FAVOURITE BOOKS of all time! Brilliant, gripping plot with elements of romance, family, adventure and survival. Loved it! The ending is very realistic and I thought about this book for days afterwards. Read full review

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User Review  - Kirsten - Goodreads

I had doubts about this book at first but decided to get it anyway. It's really good! I really could feel everything that was going on in the story, it was that descriptive. It had a few slow moments, but other than that it was great. Read full review


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About the author (2006)

This is Cara Haycak’s first novel. The author lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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