|Author/Contributor(s):||de la Peña, Matt|
But Miguel didn't bet on meeting Rondell or Mong or on any of what happened after they broke out. He only thought about Mexico and getting to the border to where he could start over. Forget his mom. Forget his brother. Forget himself.
Life usually doesn' t work out how you think it will, though. And most of the time, running away is the quickest path right back to what you're running from.
From the streets of Stockton to the beaches of Venice, all the way to the Mexican border, We Were Here follows a journey of self-discovery by a boy who is trying to forgive himself in an unforgiving world. Fast, funny, smart, and heartbreaking...The contemporary survival adventure will keep readers hooked.-Booklist This gripping story about underprivileged teens is a rewarding read.-VOYA A furiously paced and gripping novel.-Publishers Weekly A story of friendship that will appeal to teens and will engage the most reluctant readers.-Kirkus Reviews An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Readers An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers A Junior Library Guild Selection