The Secret Side of Empty
What does it feel like to hold a secret so deep that it separates you from the world you live in? Knowing that, at any moment, your world could come crumbling down around you and you’ll be sent to a place you have never known and don’t really fit in? This is life for more than 1 million kids living in America as illegal immigrants. The Secret Side of Empty tells of M.T.’s life dealing with this very same struggle. As a high school student, when all of her peers are planning for college, getting their driver’s licenses, and looking for work, M.T. is at a loss as she can’t do any of them without official papers; papers she doesn’t have.
As a teenager, I know how difficult keeping secrets are, dealing with high school, and life in general. But to know that in a few short years the same goals and dreams most teenagers have will probably continue to be just that, a dream, is something I think most of us take for granted.
This book will grab at your emotions, show the struggle is real, and remind us we are all human and to stand up for another. This is definitely an eye-opening novel I highly suggest everybody read!
Maria E. Andreu
Running Press Kids