Author: Tony Sandoval
This little book is, above all, a love story - a story about humans and love and hope and happiness. And that's beautiful.
There's a bunch of swearing and some racial slurs directed at Tony, as well as references to the harrowing journeys of some of the other migrants which may upset some.
My main problem with this book, though, was with the black people, when they featured, being portrayed mainly negatively - as leering criminals lurking in the shadows, for example.
I know that this book is based on personal experience, but I still think that the rep., and the images, could've been tempered - at least a little.
That note did sour things a bit.
And that's pretty damned awesome.