#ARCReview: #TheBorder by Steve Schafer (@steveschafer2) *This title will be released September 2017 *I received this book as an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
After their families and friends are murdered by narcos at a family quinceñera, four teens are on the run to escape from La Frontera, the gang responsible for their families deaths, to the United States. In order to escape, they are forced to cross the scorching Sonoran desert. Surrounded by the natural threats of the desert and with La Frontera chasing after them (not to mention the U.S and Mexico border patrol), Marcos, Gladys, Arbo, and Pato must fight to survive.
Rating: 4/5 stars
When Steve Schafer approached me about reading and reviewing his new book, I was intrigued. 'The Border' examines illegal immigration from a different perspective--the reasons why people are forced to leave their homes and travel to a new country, where they have nothing and know no one. Honestly, I haven't read a lot of books regarding this subject. Last year, I read 'Something In Between' by Melissa de la Cruz which examined the life of a girl living in the United States who finds out that she is here illegally. Clearly, the issue of legal and illegal immigration is a big one currently in the U.S., with many different opinions flying about. With no prior knowledge on the specifics of illegal immigration, I felt that this book created a compassionate, thought-provoking story. It's easy to look at statistics or read news articles, but to read the experience first hand emotionally connects readers to the issues and puts names to those stats. While fictional, this book depicts the struggles that many people face, and doesn't shy away from the horror and desperation of the situations. [cont in comments--full review is posted on buriedinabookshelf.wordpress.com!] *If you'd like me to review your book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org! Honest reviews in exchange for physical copies!* #review #book #books #ARC #bookreview #bibliophile #blog #amreading #amblogging #immigration #mexico #desert #like4like #steveschafer #reading #bookshelf #sourcebooks #sourcebooksfire