We Were Here
By Matt De La Pena
(Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780385736701, 357pp.)
Publication Date: September 14, 2010
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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.
An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Readers
An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"Fast, funny, smart, and heartbreaking...The contemporary survival adventure will keep readers hooked."-"Booklist"
"A story of friendship that will appeal to teens and will engage the most reluctant readers."-"Kirkus Reviews"
"From the Hardcover edition.