This story is not for the faint hearted - from the first page to the last you are on the edge of your seat. Will they survive? Will they make it to 'El Norte'? What horrible things will happen on their journey? Will the cartel finally catch them? Despite the controversy surrounding this book (white female author writing about Mexican migrant experiences) this is a great read for a work fiction. If you are looking for non-fiction on this topic - they are out there but are most likely much harder to stomach.