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

Description
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.



About the Author
Maria E. Andreu is a writer and speaker whose work has appeared in "Newsweek," "The Washington Post," NJ.com, and the "Newark Star Ledger." "The Secret Side of Empty" is her debut novel. Maria is a proud mother of two and an adoptive mother to various furry creatures. She was born in Spain, lived in Argentina for two years, and crossed the Mexican border into the U.S. at the age of eight. An American citizen due to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Maria currently lives in New Jersey. You can visit her online at mariaeandreu.com.

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