Enrique’s Journey – A Teenager’s Quest from Honduras to the US

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Enrique’s Journey via Feministing:

Every once in awhile, as a writer, you read a book that raises that bar in your own mind about what is possible in your profession. Enrique’s Journey is such a book.

In it, Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario, follows the journey of a 17-year-old boy from Honduras as he tries to make his way to America to be reunited with his mother–who left when he was a small boy to pursue the American dream. As he rides on top of trains, tries to avoid gangsters and police, begs for food, sleeps in graveyards and abandon homes, struggles with drug addiction etc., I got the most lucid, gripping portrait into the journey of the child immigrant that I’ve ever been exposed to.

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