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We Were Here

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  • Posted May 11, 2010

    Excellent Book

    I loved this book. This book is written in something close to journal form, with Miguel having to fill in a journal as part of his court mandated punishment for the crime he comitted. We don't find out the exact nature of his crime until the end of the book, which I really liked, because it allowed me to really get to know Miguel without having a preconcieved notion about him related to his crime.


    Miguel is a great character. He find himself a criminal, one who's actions, albiet accidental, have left him an outcast from his family and in a group home for troubled boys. Even there he doesn't fit in. He just reads books, and tries to keep to himself and finish his time. When Mong, a fellow group homer who Miguel has a negative relationship to asks him to break out with him, Miguel agrees, taking his roommate Rondell with him. The trio, each vastly different from eachother, form an unlikely bond as they try to make it down the coast to Mexico.


    Throughout their trip they encounter alot of obstacles. How to get food, how to deal with people prejudices and even how to deal with death. By the time they reach Mexico, they realize that it may not be the right path and have to decide what is the best course.


    I really liked this book because it didn't shy away from some really tough issues. It had damaged characters, one with a serious illness, one suffering from the long term effects of his mothers drug use, and one trying to come to grips with a horrific accident. This book never asks us to pity them though, it simply shows us who they are as they try to navigate a world in which they don't quite fit in. I thought every character was well written and in the end I was really proud of the progress they made and the way they turned out. Overall, great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    Great

    Great book. I had to read this for summer reading and I have to say this is the only book i've enjoyed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Man, this is amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2011

    Amazing!

    This book is amazing. I really felt like i was reading te diary of an escaped group-home teenager. Really felt what the felt and got pulled in to the book bevause i couldn't wait for what was next

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  • Posted August 22, 2010

    An Amazing Book...

    I recently finished this book, this summer and it was GREAT! Miguel tells his story in a way thats so raw and truthful you can't help but feel like you're on the journey with him! It has a small similarity to "Small Steps" by: Louis Sachar. It's exciting, thrilling, and will have a reader deep into the storyline. You become emotionally attached to the charactes because they're realistic and it's like you're apart of the story! You'll cheer on Miguel, Mong, and Rondell as they discover themselves, come to copes with their future, and realize what they mean to eachother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2010

    An Eye-opener

    This book is a great read for teens. As a 15 year old boy, I absolutly enjoyed this book. It really shows you how tough life can be, but keeps fun and exciting throughout. It was one of the few books where i actually laughed out loud, and also thought about it long afterwards. A great read that plays on many emotions.

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