El Unico Destino

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En esta absorbente y emocionante novela juvenil, Jaime de doce años emprende el peligroso y traicionero viaje que le transforma su vida de su hogar en Guatemala a Estados Unidos para vivir con su hermano mayor. Jaime está sentado en su cama dibujando cuando oye un grito. Sabe inmediatamente que su primo hermano y mejor amigo, Miguel, está muerto. Todos en el pequeño pueblo de Guatemala donde Jaime vive conocen a alguien que ha sido asesinado por los Alfas, una pandilla poderosa que es conocida por su violencia y por el tráfico de drogas. Aquellos que rehúsan trabajar para ellos son atacados o asesinados como Miguel. Jaime y su prima Ángela, la hermana de Miguel, temen que ellos van a ser los próximos. Solamente hay un camino para ambos. Deben de salir huyendo de su hogar en Guatemala para irse a vivir con el hermano mayor de Jaime en Nuevo México.

In this absorbing and exciting young adult novel, twelve-year-old Jaime sets out on the dangerous and treacherous journey that transforms his life from his home in Guatemala to the United States to live with his older brother. Jaime is sitting on his bed drawing when he hears a scream. He knows immediately that his first cousin and best friend, Miguel, is dead. Everyone in the small town in Guatemala where Jaime lives knows someone who has been killed by the Alfas, a powerful gang that is known for its violence and drug trafficking. Those who refuse to work for them are attacked or killed like Miguel. Jaime and his cousin Angela, Miguel's sister, fear that they are going to be next. There is only one way for them to escape. They must flee their home in Guatemala to go live with Jaime's older brother in New Mexico.

Author: Alexandra Diaz

Reading Grade Level: 4TH - 5TH

Type of Spanish Book: Translated

Type of Book: Chapter

Fiction or Nonfiction: Fiction

Pages:  336 

Cover: Soft Cover

Year Published: 2016

Comprehensive Read Aloud Grade: 4th

Comprehensive Read Aloud Collection: 20- Guerras y Conflictos

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