Ten-year-old orphan Libète has been hardened by the daily struggle to survive in Cité Soleil, Haiti's most infamous slum. But when she and her best friend, Jak, discover a young mother and her baby brutally murdered in a nearby marsh, it's unlike anything she's encountered before. Though initially shocked, the adults of Cité Soleil move on quickly from the event; after all, death is commonplace in this community. Undaunted, Libète takes action with Jak in tow, plunging herself into a dangerous, far-reaching plot that will change her irrevocably and threaten everything she holds dear.
Because We Are is a profound and mesmerizing tale of a young girl's search for justice in an unjust world, set against the vivid and tumultuous backdrop of modern-day Haiti.
©2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. (P)2014 Ted Oswald
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I profoundly enjoyed this book and performance. This one will stick with me for a while. I was afraid this would be too much of a 'Young Adult' title, but it's definitely for mature readers.
A few plot elements were predictable, but that was a very minor blemish on an otherwise fantastic piece of work.
This is a richly complex story with characters who bring the glue to hold you spellbound. Fantastic narration. I was pleasantly surprised and did not want it to end! MORE from this writer!
I could not stop listening. Liberty is muy little hero. The book was well written. I want more from this writer.
I also love the narrator she gave the story life.
I listen to all kinds of books. From historical fiction to zombies. This book grabbed me from the start . Up lifting meaningful, funny,sad , I actually had to whip my eyes a couple times . Loved Liberty we have no idea how lucky we have it honestly .
This audiobook was such a gem in every way. Not a mystery--multiple mysteries. Characters that touch your heart and raise you up. The narration was perfect and so lovingly done. Also yet another example of how unnecessary foul language is to a gripping story. I wish I had 10 more audiobooks like this one.
I bought this book on sale & I didn't know what to expect. It's different from the usual genre I read.
I enjoyed this book but at first I was confused because it jumps from present to past. I just wanted to hug Liberté & give her a hug. I'm sure the characters are all fictional. This book opened my eyes to the trouble in Haiti.
The story went on and on and on and on, it was more of a long slog than it was an enjoyment. The narrator was good but, I would not recommend this book
I downloaded this story because it was free. I thought it would be short, but I was greatly mistaken. It was a long and involved story that made the characters come to life (and death). Being a White American woman who has never felt hunger or need, it is hard to truly relate to Liberty and her friends. It was an eye-opening listening experience for me. I thank the narrator for her excellent work and the author for putting his words down onto paper.
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