Maria E. Andreu
~THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY~
The Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu
Running Press Teens; Ages 13 & Up
$16.95 US · $19.95 CAN · Hardcover
5.5 x 8.25 · 336 pages
E-book ISBN: 978-0-7624-5205-7
Publication Date: March 14, 2014
M.T. was born in Argentina and brought to America as a baby without any official papers. And as questions of college, work, and the future arise, M.T. will have to decide what exactly she wants for herself, knowing someone she loves will unavoidably pay the price for it. On the way, M.T. must navigate first love, letting go of her childhood friends as they begin a life she can’t share, a difficult relationship with a father who grew up a world away and a mother struggling to find her way in America. What is it like when the only country you’ve ever known says you don’t belong? The Secret Side of Empty offers an intimate, often surprising glimpse into a story you often hear on the news but have never heard told this way before.
Author Maria E. Andreu draws from her personal experience as a former undocumented immigrant to explore issues of belonging, keeping secrets and what it’s like to be undocumented. More than that, The Secret Side of Empty is a story that will touch anyone who has ever felt excluded or unsure about the future or has kept a secret she felt was too big too share.
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