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I enjoyed the story but thought that it could have had a bit more meat to it. Some parts were hard to read because of the honest accounts of what the women endured. It was a good, fast read and I do recommend it.
The chapters switches from one main character to another, offering two very different perspectives from two very different characters. I would have liked the story to continue to wrap up a few loose ends. Maybe a sequel would be in order.
I struggled with how many stars to give this novel. Like so many other readers I was completely wrapped up in Carla's story, and I agree that the author did a great job of describing her life in Honduras, painting a tangible picture of her despair. Although captivating, I do admit that Carla's voice was out of place and not realistic for her character at times. Alice's story... well... was very boring and completely incomparable. And I get how the stark contrast is symbolic, but I just couldn't enjoy reading it. I felt it forced and I felt like the author kept driving the "white middle aged hipster privileged woman" description into the pages, way after the point had been made. It became redundant and I just didn't care.
Overall I enjoyed it, I just wished the author had chosen a different layout of the novel and had fact checked some more.
The book is not written well, and Alice's character isn't developed enough, but it gave me a very emotional understanding of what a difficult and dangerous journey an illegal immigrant faces. The plot was very predictable and I felt that the ending dream was totally unnecessary.