Immigration and border issues between the US and Mexico are incredibly important to me and this book did such a beautiful job of explaining to the world why we should care more. Villasante has created such complex characters and shows the lengths people will go to for the hopes of safety. Marisol, the main character, is only seventeen yet she is willing to give up her health and happiness just to make sure that her younger sister has a better life. I want to hug each and every one of this characters. I want to make sure that they are safe and happy. Unlike some YA novels, the romance plot line seemed like a happy side effect rather than taking over the story. Definitely make sure to pick this one up.