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Enrique's Journey
Enrique's Journey
Author: Sonia Nazario
In this astonishing true story, award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounts the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States. — When Enrique is five years old, his mother, Lourdes, too poor to feed her children, leaves Honduras to work in the United States. The mov...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780812971781
ISBN-10: 0812971787
Publication Date: 1/2/2007
Pages: 336
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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Helpful Score: 3
A really incredible book. You go through so many emotions while reading it. A review really cant do it justice.
iluvlibros avatar reviewed Enrique's Journey on + 73 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Wow--what a powerful and important book. It's heartwrenching, to say the least. And it makes a powerful argument for amnesty while presenting the dissenting argument. This is a must read for everyone, in my opinion.
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While the details of Enrique's journey were troubling and heartbreaking, the manor in which it was written lacked any emotion. It was a litany of facts and figures with a lot of names thrown in for good measure. It was hard to feel anything, it was like reading a text book or watching an episode of Animal Kingdom: watch as the young Honduran mother leaves her child behind to search for money and food in a foreign country. Will the child survive will it grow to resent her.... There were almost too many horrifying details to the point of desensitization. If the writer had concentrated only Enrique's Journey and not that of hundreds of others trying to flee the oppression and poverty of their countries it would have been easier to become emotionally involved in his journey and outcome.
amandaaanthony avatar reviewed Enrique's Journey on + 10 more book reviews
This book had me thinking for months. It really gives an insight into a culture and a macro level problem that is typically only understood from the surface. The author did a great job pulling this book together.
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There is so much discussion about illegal imigrants as of late. This book sheds light on the issue of how and why as well as many of the implications of the people making the trip or should I say, trying to make the trip. Definatley thought provoking.


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