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Andreu’s debut novel paints a realistic, yet hopeful, portrayal of the challenges of undocumented immigrants.” –VOYA

The Secret Side of Empty

Written by Maria Andreu
Published by Running Press Kids

As a straight-A student with a budding romance and loyal best friend, M.T.’s life seems as apple-pie American as her blondish hair and pale skin. But M.T. hides two facts to the contrary: her full name of Monserrat Thalia and her status as an undocumented immigrant. With senior year of high school kicking into full swing, M.T. sees her hopes for a normal future unraveling. And it will take discovering a sense of trust in herself and others for M.T. to stake a claim in the life that she wants. Author Maria E. Andreu draws from her personal experience to tell a story that is timely, relevant, and universally poignant.

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Young Adult, Age 12 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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