Trailer Thursday: Illegal

Author: Bettina Restrepo

Summary: A promise.
A promise that we would be together on my fifteenth birthday . . .

Instead, Nora is on a desperate journey far away from home. When her father leaves their beloved Mexico in search of work, Nora stays behind. She fights to make sense of her loss while living in poverty—waiting for her father's return and a better day. When the letters and money stop coming, Nora decides that she and her mother must look for him in Texas. After a frightening experience crossing the border, the two are all alone in a strange place. Now, Nora must find the strength to survive while aching for small comforts: friends, a new school, and her preciousquinceañera.
Bettina Restrepo's gripping, deeply hopeful debut novel captures the challenges of one girl's unique yet universal immigrant experience.

This is one of the books I have listed to read for the Debut Author Challenge. 


  1. this book is currently sitting in my ever growing TBR pile :) can't wait to start reading it. I didnt know there was a trailer for it... looks great! thanks for sharing!


  2. Thank you so much for posting Illegal's trailer. It was made by Megan Bostic (a 2k12 debut) who sidelines as a moviemaker.

    Lovely Getaway - Illegal is a quickie reader. Most have been gobbling it up in less than 4 hours.

    Once again - thanks for posting and doing what ya'll do!


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