The Secret Side of Empty

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The Secret Side of Empty

By Maria E. Andreu

Running Press Kids, Hardcover, 9780762451920, 336pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 2014

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A 2014 National Indie Excellence Award winner
A Junior Library Guild Selection, 2014
A School Library Journal Top 10 Latino Books of 2014

As a straight-A student with a budding romance and loyal best friend, M.T.'s life seems as apple-pie American as her blondish hair and pale skin. But M.T. hides two facts to the contrary: her full name of Monserrat Thalia and her status as an undocumented immigrant.

With senior year of high school kicking into full swing, M.T. sees her hopes for a normal future unraveling. And it will take discovering a sense of trust in herself and others for M.T. to stake a claim in the life that she wants.

Author Maria E. Andreu draws from her personal experience to tell a story that is timely, relevant, and universally poignant.