Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Until I Find Julian by Patricia Reilly Gifs - OPTIONAL

Giff, Patricia Reilly Until I Find Julian, 151 pgs. Wendy Lamb Books, 2015. $6.99. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G.

Mateo is a boy who lives in Mexico with Mami, Abuelita, little brother Lucas, and big brother Julian. Julian left Mexico to go work in the United States to help his family survive by sending them money. Julian along with some other Mexican citizens get caught by the border police while working at a construction site in Texas. Tomàs, who is a family friend, also went to work in Texas to earn money for his family. Tomàs sees Julian trying to get away from the border police, and hurries back to Mexico to tell Mateo and his family about it. After hearing what Tomàs says, Mateo makes up his mind and is determined to find his brother. On his way across the border, Mateo meets Angel. Angel is a mysterious girl who helps Mateo cross the border in the hopes of finding Julian.

The book, “Until I Find Julian” is an enjoyable book to read. It’s an interesting story about survival in a foreign country while trying to find a missing loved one. This book makes for some good reading and is a nice story that makes you want to see the outcome.

EL - OPTIONAL. Student Reviewer-JB 

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