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  1. says:

    Another timely read Two seventeen years old young men twins from ElSalvador part of a large rather poor family fi

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    I REALLY like this book It is informative about the situation in El Salvador about unaccompanied migrant minors in the US and is also remarkably well written The author is a journalist a reporter and an author She has worked with young migrants at Oakland International High School located in the Bay area of nor

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    375 stars Publishing on 91217Thank you to First to Read for this ARC in return for an honest review This is an immigration story The story of seventeen year old Raul and Ernesto Flores who fled from El Salvador to Texas in 2013 It tells of the harrowing experience of life in El Salvador for these twins with their uncle trying to ki

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    To solve a problem one must understand what caused it and address its root causes That is a hard thing reuiring work and effort and creative thinking Why not just make the problem illegalWe have been trying that and it does not seem

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    For those of us who live in comfortable surroundings in well ordered towns such as Berkeley the day to day realities of life as experienced by undocumented migrants may be impossible to understand Most of what we know comes from news

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    This story deserves so much attention that it has gotten Lauren Markham was working in a California school when she came across the Flores twins names were changed who found themselves forced to leave their piece of rural El Salvador because a local gangster a relative in fact turned against them She has a fine sense of the deep and

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    This very timely story focuses on the travails of twin 17 year old brothers escaping from the gangs and violence of El Salvador to go north Their older brother their far away brother had crossed over about 7 years earlier and had managed to pay

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    It's an interesting story the only reason I kept reading but the writing was very bad 3 things annoyed me the most Way too much unim

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    Thanks to Crown Publishing for this free review copyHeartbreaking Timely Reuired reading for anyone looking to better understand the reasons that so many Central American citizens are fleeing their home countries to come to the United States The book is deeply researched and focuses eually on both sides of the borderif any person can read this book and not be deeply sympathetic to refugees looking for a safer life in the US my heart aches

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    35 starsThe Far Away Brothers is an account of the horrific life led by thousands in El Salvador It's about the issues and dangers lurking in and around the region and how the only option left for what seems like safety is to flee

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The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California fighting to survive to stay and to belongGrowing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States the faraway land of skyscrapers and Nikes while his identical twin Raul never felt that northbound tug But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of the region's brutal gangs he is forced to flee the countr 375 stars Publishing on 91217Thank you to First to Read for this ARC in return for an honest review This is an immigration story The story of seventeen year old Raul and Ernesto Flores who fled from El Salvador to Texas in 2013 It tells of the harrowing experience of life in El Salvador for these twins with their uncle trying to kill them and what their 7000 each bought them in the illegal trip through Mexico and into the United States It tells of their reunion with a older illegal brother their loss of confidence in school while trying to learn the English language It tells of the pull of the gangster life and of young love The ups and downs the highs and depressions of accumulating to a life they dreamed of but barely understood Rent food school work sending money home to pay off their coyote fee It relates the hardships that their family left in El Salvador went through trying to pay back the loan shark and keep the farm land they loved and depended on And throughout everything else the entanglement of the judicial system trying to become documented so they could remain in the United States This information was well researched and told in a story like setting It contained a number of facts relating to illegal immigration It speaks to the wall that Trump insists on building To the hundreds of immigrants that die on their way to what they believe is freedom in the United States What is left behind when someone immigrates and what is faced at the end of their journey If nothing else is achieved by reading this novel it should be understood that it s not what immigrants are running to but rather what are they running from The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence Complete Enderby to build new lives in California fighting The Invisible Writing to survive The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories to stay and The Winter of the Lions to belongGrowing up in rural El Salvador in The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature - Volume 2 the wake of The Not So Invisible Woman the civil war Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with A Short History of Egypt the United States The Boss the faraway land of skyscrapers and Nikes while his identical Captain Greys Lady twin Raul never felt The Handmaidens that northbound My Bossy Dolly tug But when Ernesto ends up on Maternal Justice the wrong side of The Ascent of Rum Doodle the region's brutal gangs he is forced A Bachelors Baby to flee The Carpenters Daughter the countr 375 stars Publishing on 91217Thank you A Talent for Surrender to First Orchard Street, Dawn to Read for Stepbrother Dearest this ARC in return for an honest review This is an immigration story The story of seventeen year old Raul and Ernesto Flores who fled from El Salvador Mystery in Spiderville to Texas in 2013 It Spring tells of Unknown (Anders Knutas, the harrowing experience of life in El Salvador for A time for being human these Stanley and the Women twins with The Gene their uncle The Empty Hand (The Snow Walker, trying Seasons of Splendour to kill Stage Mum them and what A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rectors Wife their 7000 each bought The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships them in Salvage the illegal Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, trip Blue Book of Grown-Up Fairytales through Mexico and into Mo Hayder 2-Book Bundle the United States It Broken Horse (Saddle Club, tells of Sarah Keys Back Sufferers Bible their reunion with a older illegal brother Will in the World their loss of confidence in school while Traitors Purse (Albert Campion Mystery trying How Baking Works to learn The Birthday Party the English language It The Summer House tells of The Seance the pull of Crap Crimes the gangster life and of young love The ups and downs Horse Tale (Saddle Club, the highs and depressions of accumulating The Best of Daughters to a life Unclaimed Experience they dreamed of but barely understood Rent food school work sending money home Wilfred Owen to pay off The Inbetweeners Scriptbook the hardships Out of Breath (Breathing, that A Profound Secret their family left in El Salvador went Moby-Dick through The Double Silence trying Enemies of Promise to pay back Walking Nature Home the loan shark and keep Behind Bars the farm land Walking For Fitness they loved and depended on And Naked. 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Y and Raul because he looks just like his brother follows close behind away from one danger and toward the great American unknownIn this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration journalist Lauren Markham follows the seventeen year old Flores twins as they make their harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert into the hands of immigration authorities and from there to their estranged older brother's custody in Oakland CA Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating a To solve a problem one must understand what caused it and address its root causes That is a hard thing reuiring work and effort and creative thinking Why not just make the problem illegalWe have been trying that and it does not seem to work Just say no to sex or drugs prison sentences for drug possession throwing a pregnant teenage daughter out of the house none of these ever solved anythingIllegal immigration has become the issue of the day under the present administration Migrants have been arrested abused sent back and yet come Build a wall we are told that will keep them out I doubt it There is a reason why people leave their homeland and family and the reasons are rarely triteIn her timely book The Far Away Brothers Lauren Markham tells the story of the twin Flores brothers who flee El Salvador to join their undocumented migrant brother in America We learn about their lives in El Salvador about their families the challenges they faced on their journey north and the multiple difficulties of their lives in the United StatesMarkham who has reported on undocumented immigration for a decade spent two years researching for this book plus she draws from her experience working with immigrant students at Oakland International High School She chose to write about twins to illustrate how each immigrant has their own motivation and individual response to the experienceIn the past the draw to the United States was for economic opportunity and security Today migrants leave their homes to escape the domination and violence of the gangs who have taken over power Last year 60000 unaccompanied minors entered the United States most from Guatemala Honduras and El Salvador the murder capital of the world When one of the Flores twins is targeted by their uncle s gang he decides he must leave to survive and his twin brother joins him The boys family puts their livelihood at risk by offering the their land as security to raise money for transport to the border They falsely assume the debt can be paid off uickly once the boys get jobs but the interest blows their debt up to 20000The journey leaves its psychic scars one twin has nightmares and cannot talk about what he had seen To stay in America the boys must be in school under their older brother s authority Somehow they must also earn money to start paying off their debt to the coyotes They are teenagers too who are finally free and they don t always handle that freedom well Readers may not always like the boys but hopefully they will understand their fears confusion and motivationsThe author is not afraid to offer a paragraph on American policies that have contributed to the Central American catastrophe by supplying weapons and by creating free trade deals that hurt small farmers Then there is the legacy of large corporations that bought up land for farming controlling resources and the economic benefitsAs Markham writes People migrate now for the same reason they always have survival Investment in improving educational and economic opportunities addressing the root causes of migration would be a better use of federal funds than building a wallI read Eniue s Journey by Sonia Nazario about ten years ago Here is what she had to say about The Far Away Brothers PowerfulFocusing primarily on one family s struggle to survive in violence riddled El Salvador by sending some of its members illegally to the USthis compellingly intimate narrativekeenly examines the plights of juveniles sent to America 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New school in a new language working to pay down their mounting coyote debt and facing their day in immigration court while also encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of life as American teenagers girls grades Facebook with only each other for support With intimate access and breathtaking range Markham offers a coming of age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America's child exodus an investigation of US immigration policy and an unforgettable testament to the migrant experien It s an interesting story the only reason I kept reading but the writing was very bad 3 things annoyed me the most Way too much unimportant statistics made it seem like a research paper at times No ending at all Too many unnecessary boring dialogs details etc