Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (20)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. This week I’m waiting on,

Illegal by Bettina Restrepo
Releases: March 2011
Description via Goodreads

Nora is on a desperate journey far away from home. When her father leaves their beloved Mexico in search of work, Nora fights to make sense of her loss while waiting for her father’s return and a better day. When the letters and money from her father stop coming, Nora decides that she and her mother must look for him in Texas. After a harrowing experience crossing the border, the two are all alone in a strange place called Houston. Now, Nora figures out how to survive while still aching for small comforts: friends, a new school, and a quinceaƱera to mark her fifteenth birthday. 

Bettina Restrepo’s powerful and deeply hopeful debut novel captures the challenges of one girl’s unique yet universal immigrant experience. 

This sounds like an intense read sure to make me cry.

What book are you “waiting on”?


  1. Illegal but it's legal to love the cover! Great one. I never heard the author. but sure it has good storyline :p

    Here's mine;


    Happy Wednesday!

  2. Sounds really good. Reminds me of one of my favorite films "La Misma Luna" :)

    My only complaint is regarding the cover: Helllo...can I have some darker hair please?

    Great choice!

    Here is my WOW

  3. @Darlyn thanks for stopping by :) Off to visit your WOW post now!

    @ Juju I thought the same thing about the cover. Chick looks more white than Mexican. I’ll be interested in seeing how they describe her physically in the book.

  4. This one sounds good---I love reading debut novels.

  5. It does sound intense! March is a long way off... I hope it's worth the wait :)