The Border

The Border

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Perfect for readers of This Is Where it Ends, The Border is a gripping drama about four teens, forced to flee home after a deadly cartel rips apart their families. They must now face life-threatening danger and unimaginable sacrifice as they attempt to cross the U.S. border.

"Thrilling... often brilliant."--Kirkus

One moment changed their lives forever.

A band plays, glasses clink, and four teens sneak into the Mexican desert, the hum of celebration receding behind them.

Crack. Crack. Crack.

Not fireworks--gunshots. The music stops. And Pato, Arbo, Marcos, and Gladys are powerless as the lives they once knew are taken from them.

Then they are seen by the gunmen. They run. Except they have nowhere to go. The narcos responsible for their families' murders have put out a reward for the teens' capture. Staying in Mexico is certain death, but attempting to cross the border through an unforgiving desert may be as deadly as the secrets they are trying to escape...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 33.02mm | 521.63g
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1492646830
  • 9781492646839
  • 1,882,661

Review quote

"Steve Schafer has given voice to a tragically common, but far too-infrequently told narrative of reality in towns and villages in Mexico that are controlled by drug cartels and drug smugglers. Providing legal representation for three decades to immigrants in Dallas, I have heard this same account dozens of times... Lest anyone think Steve Schafer's account is exaggeration, I can attest to the realistic depiction he provides of innocent children, adults and families caught up in the dystopia of cartel-controlled areas in Mexico." - Vanna Slaughter, Director, Catholic Charities of Dallas (Dallas, TX)
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490 ratings
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4 34% (169)
3 20% (97)
2 4% (18)
1 1% (5)
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