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The acclaimed author of seven ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Will Hobbs pens a spellbinding true-to-life adventure. With nothing but dogged determination, 15-year-old Victor leaves his Mexican village to illegally enter the U.S. and help his starving family. Soon he must outwit gangs, drug-runners, and border agents as he endures shivering nights, blistering days, and gnawing hunger. But can his longing for the beckoning opportunity of El Norte carry him through such impossible obstacles?

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  • “Hobbs’ latest puts a human face on the controversial issue of illegal immigration…[his] effort to show a broad view of the border-crossing experience, often by incorporating the hard-luck tales of Victor’s acquaintances, results in a story arc that occasionally feels artificial. But the questions raised here are provocative and worthwhile and the propulsive adventure-and-survival elements will keep Hobbs’ core audience hooked.”


  • “The author deftly weaves information concerning the local geography and customs into the plot. The story is well paced, sustaining readers’ attention throughout. Pair this novel with Ann Jaramillo’s La Línea , another fictional view of young people crossing the border between the U.S. and Mexico.”

    School Library Journal

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