In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing
Shorty was in the hospital when the earthquake hit Haiti. His room caved around him and he now slips in and out of consciousness. When he's awake he tells the reader the story of his life; his birth ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - FaithLibrarian - LibraryThing
Just when I think that YA fiction is only vampires, dystopia and young love gone wrong, a book like this one comes along. While it is full of swearing (not for us) but surprisingly no sex. It does ... Read full review