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Publisher's Summary

When it happened Miguel was sent to Juvi. The judge only gave him a year in a group home - said he had to write in a journal so some counselor could try to figure out how he thinks. The judge had no idea that he'd actually done Miguel a favor. Ever since it happened Miguel’s mom can't even look him in the eye. Any home besides his would be a better place to live.

But Miguel didn’t bet on meeting Rondell or Mong or on any of what happened after they broke out. He only thought about Mexico and getting across the border to where he could start over. Forget his mom. Forget his brother. Forget himself.

Life usually doesn't work out how you think it will, though. And most of the time, running away is the quickest path right back to what you're running from.

From the streets of Stockton to the beaches of Venice, all the way down to the Mexican border, We Were Here follows a journey of self-discovery by a boy who is trying to forgive himself in an unforgiving world.

©2009 Matt de la Pena (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Loved it!!!

This is one the books you never want to see end. it is captivating from beginning to end. Will definitely read it again.

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amazing

love this book. Read some and got the audio book for when on the road for me and my son to listen to!!

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Fantastic

This is a great story. Great performance by narrator, very clear distinction of characters. Love it.

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A favorite. 100% recomend it#

Loved it! Omg so emotional, I definitely cried when Miguel tells us what he did, twas a bitter sweet moment.

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required reading

sad as heck. good yet simple twist. should have expected it. very interesting and beautiful

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I loved it

god this book. slow start but the ending god man you just gotta read it to understand.

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We Were Here

This is a very good book filled with both laughter and pain. The narrator did a good job however, there was a discrepancy with some of the verbiage and him sounding like he is from the East Coast. It lessens the authenticity, however, I would recommend this book.

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not bad

it was ok but not the best not my type of book but overall ok