Our Next Good Read. . .La Línea

Thank you so much to the wonderful group of teachers who joined us for book group last night! Talking with you all is always one of my favorite parts of the month!

We hope to see you all for our next meeting on October 6th at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss October’s featured novel (if we’re not at Bookworks, check next door at Flying Star, we often end up there for coffee and snacks).  La Linea by Ann Jaramillo

We are reading La Línea (Age 10 and Up) by Ann Jaramillo.

Here’s a sneak peek into the book: (from Goodreads)

Miguel’s life is just beginning. Or so he thinks. Fifteen-year-old Miguel leaves his rancho deep in Mexico to migrate to California across la linea, the border, in a debut novel of life-changing, cliff-hanging moments.

But Miguel’s carefully laid plans change suddenly when his younger sister Elena stows away and follows him. Together, Miguel and Elena endure hardships and danger on their journey of desperation and desire, loyalty and betrayal. An epilogue, set ten years after the events of the story, shows that you can’t always count on dreams–even the ones that come true.

Be sure to get entered in our drawing for a free copy of the book!! All you have to do is comment on any blog post by September 26th!

When we meet in person to discuss Ann Jaramillo’s book, we’ll also be raffling off a copy of next month’s featured book, The Tequila Worm (Ages 12 and up)Join us that evening to be entered!

We hope to see you on October 6th!


4 thoughts on “Our Next Good Read. . .La Línea

  1. by the way what time did it start I was at Bookworkd at 5:10 and no one form the store seemed to know about the meeting. Sorry I missed the group.
    I read the book and found it realistic but with a fairytale ending.

    • Rita, I’m so sorry! We started at 5, but we were next door at Flying Star. We thought we’d let everyone working at Bookworks know where we were meeting, but obviously we didn’t. Since almost everyone ends up getting coffee or something to eat, we usually end up meeting next door at one of the larger tables. Again, I apologize that you came all the way out and you weren’t able to find us. We’ll make sure to do a better job of communicating with Bookworks for all of our upcoming book group meetings.

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