REVIEW: Sanctuary

Vali and her family are Columbians who live in a future America where undocumented immigrants are under assault. The government has given everyone microchipped and is tracked but Vali and her mother have fake chips and are surviving until a major crackdown occurs. California secedes from the US and forms a sanctuary… if you can make it there. Vali, her mother and brother set out to try to make it to the place where they won’t have to live in fear. But the journey is treacherous and quickly they are facing the worst of humanity.

This is YA so the violence we see is metered and yet still a gut punch. I want to say that this book is hard to believe and yet unfortunately every word of it was believable. I enjoyed Vali’s resilience and seeing this horrible plight via the eyes of youth. It should be mandatory reading to build empathy.

I read this one in honor of Hispanic / Latine Heritage month.

Where is your family originally from? Is immigration a part of your story?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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