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The Only Road

The Only Road

(2016)
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"Powerful and timely." - Booklist (starred review)

Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the treacherous and life-changing journey from his home in Guatemala to live with his older brother in the United States in this gripping and realistic middle grade novel.

Jaime is sitting on his bed drawing when he hears a scream. Instantly, he knows: Miguel, his cousin and best friend, is dead.

Everyone in Jaime's small town in Guatemala knows someone who has been killed by the Alphas, a powerful gang that's known for violence and drug trafficking. Anyone who refuses to work for them is hurt or killed - like Miguel. With Miguel gone, Jaime fears that he is next. There's only one choice: accompanied by his cousin Angela, Jaime must flee his home to live with his older brother in New Mexico.

Inspired by true events, The Only Road is an individual story of a boy who feels that leaving his home and risking everything is his only chance for a better life. It is a story of fear and bravery, love and loss, strangers becoming family, and one boy's treacherous and life-changing journey.

Genre: Children's Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The Only Road
Author(s): Alexandra Diaz
ISBN: 1-4814-5750-0 / 978-1-4814-5750-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Only Road
Author(s): Alexandra Diaz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Only Road
Author(s): Alexandra Diaz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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