Earthquakeby Mary Lowry ’97

Everything looks perfect in 14-year-old Rhonda’s world, but in actuality, the only reliable person in her life is the Mexican yardman, Jesús. When he is deported, Rhonda seizes an opportunity to find her friend by swimming to the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. When a peyote-addled bartender in the border town of Boquillas convinces her she won’t be safe traveling alone, Rhonda assumes the identity of a Mexican boy. Thus begins a wild adventure that explores the borders between the U.S. and Mexico, adolescence and adulthood, male and female, English and Spanish.

ISBN-13: 978-1456795856. AuthorHouse, 2011.