The Disappeared

The Disappeared

by Gloria Whelan

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Overview

Silvia's brother, Eduardo, has Disappeared, and she won't stop fighting until she finds him. Norberto, the general's son, is just foolish enough to help. He'll fall in love with her, and then he'll ask his father to set Eduardo free. At least that's the premise on which Silvia bases her scheme. In chapters alternating between Silvia's and Eduardo's perspectives, acclaimed author Gloria Whelan gives voice to the families who struggled to survive in 1970s Argentina - and to the many who still, today, remain Disappeared.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142415405
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/10/2010
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 843,963
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Gloria Whelan lives in northern Michigan.

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Anonymous 11 months ago
This book was a great book. It starts with just being in a middle-class home in Buenos Aires Argentina. It quickly escalated to having one of the main characters Eduardo being taken. He gets taken to jail and is being treated very poorly, being very malnourished, but also beaten for not telling them what they wanna know. Throughout the entire book, it tells the story of Silvia (Eduardo's sister) it trying to find ways to get Eduardo free from jail. Silvia was dating General Lopez's son Norberto. General Lopez is the man who had Eduardo captured and taken to jail. Silvia plays games with Norberto and makes him think that she is actually falling for him. Norberto takes Silvia to there family home in Tigre. SHe meets his mom, Senora Lopez and she also meets his dad, General Lopez. Norberto gives her a tour of the entire house and shows her his birds and how his birds are in their cages. Later he takes her to there family apartment and he starts to move to fast with Silvia. Silvia doesn't like that so she tells him to stop and when he doesn't, she grabs one of his trophies and hits him over the head. His mom comes in and tells Silvia to leave before the General comes homes. Senora Lopez tells Silvia that she needs to leave home and never return because General will be after her. When she gets home her mother know something wrong. After Silvia tells her parents what was wrong they began to help her escape. But as she escapes the police picks her up and takes her to jail as well. The books don't have traditional chapters. The book is set up by having it from the point of view from Eduardo and Silvia. The book is also set up as letters to each other. It shows how close the siblings were and how they didn't want anything but to see the other one. It also showed how Silvia felt for her brother and wanted nothing but to see her brother free. In their letters, they would fill each other in about everything that happened wither it was Silvia and how her friends didn't want her to see Norberto anymore and Eduardo telling Silvia about how he would get beaten. This book was a book that showed a bond between sister and brother. But it also shows that when trouble strikes that family is always going to be there for you, and will always want to find ways to be with you.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This book was a great book. It starts with just being in a middle-class home in Buenos Aires Argentina. It quickly escalated to having one of the main characters Eduardo being taken. He gets taken to jail and is being treated very poorly, being very malnourished, but also beaten for not telling them what they wanna know. Throughout the entire book, it tells the story of Silvia (Eduardo's sister) it trying to find ways to get Eduardo free from jail. Silvia was dating General Lopez's son Norberto. General Lopez is the man who had Eduardo captured and taken to jail. Silvia plays games with Norberto and makes him think that she is actually falling for him. Norberto takes Silvia to there family home in Tigre. SHe meets his mom, Senora Lopez and she also meets his dad, General Lopez. Norberto gives her a tour of the entire house and shows her his birds and how his birds are in their cages. Later he takes her to there family apartment and he starts to move to fast with Silvia. Silvia doesn't like that so she tells him to stop and when he doesn't, she grabs one of his trophies and hits him over the head. His mom comes in and tells Silvia to leave before the General comes homes. Senora Lopez tells Silvia that she needs to leave home and never return because General will be after her. When she gets home her mother know something wrong. After Silvia tells her parents what was wrong they began to help her escape. But as she escapes the police picks her up and takes her to jail as well. The books don't have traditional chapters. The book is set up by having it from the point of view from Eduardo and Silvia. The book is also set up as letters to each other. It shows how close the siblings were and how they didn't want anything but to see the other one. It also showed how Silvia felt for her brother and wanted nothing but to see her brother free. In their letters, they would fill each other in about everything that happened wither it was Silvia and how her friends didn't want her to see Norberto anymore and Eduardo telling Silvia about how he would get beaten. This book was a book that showed a bond between sister and brother. But it also shows that when trouble strikes that family is always going to be there for you, and will always want to find ways to be with you.
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