February 1, 2020 (by Jessica Girotti)
Absolutely stunning. This book grabbed me from page one, pulled me in, and may never let me go. The story of Lydia and her son Luca's desperate plunge into migrant life and their battle to escape from South America explodes onto the pages like a freight train and the pace doesn't let up for a minute. Timely, heart-wrenching and raw.
It's only January but I can say beyond the shadow of a doubt that this will definitely be one of the best, and likely THE best, book that I will read in all of 2020. The world would be a kinder place if everyone read this book.
Thank you to Flatiron Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of this gorgeous novel in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.