La Linea

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Macmillan, Apr 4, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 131 pages
12 Reviews

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 from Ann Jaramillo 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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User Review  - mtlkch - LibraryThing

I really, really liked this book until the ending, which was very disappointing. I felt like it skipped too much into the future, and that future was too unrealistic for me. Read full review

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User Review  - TeresaCruz - LibraryThing

This book was great because it showed how closer to reality it is of how people cross the U.S. border from Mexico or South American countries. The struggle is evident and it's all about survival. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
7
Section 4
10
Section 5
14
Section 6
18
Section 7
22
Section 8
25
Section 18
62
Section 19
65
Section 20
68
Section 21
73
Section 22
77
Section 23
81
Section 24
85
Section 25
90

Section 9
29
Section 10
32
Section 11
34
Section 12
38
Section 13
42
Section 14
45
Section 15
49
Section 16
53
Section 17
57
Section 26
95
Section 27
100
Section 28
105
Section 29
111
Section 30
116
Section 31
121
Section 32
127
Section 33
131
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About the author (2006)

Ann Jaramillo teaches English as a Second Language to Mexican-American seventh and eighth graders in Salinas, California. She is the author of the young adult novel La Linea