Hold Tight, Don't Let Go

Hold Tight, Don't Let Go

eBook - 2015
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Hold Tight, Don't Let Go follows the vivid story of two teenage cousins, raised as sisters, who survive the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. After losing the woman who raised them in the tragedy, Magdalie and Nadine must fend for themselves in the aftermath of the quake. The girls are inseparable, making the best of their new circumstances in a refugee camp with an affectionate, lively camaraderie, until Nadine, whose father lives in Miami, sends for her but not Magdalie. As she leaves, Nadine makes a promise she cannot keep: to bring Magdalie to Miami, too. Resourceful Magdalie focuses her efforts on a reunion with Nadine until she realizes her life is in Haiti, and that she must embrace its possibilities for love, friendship, and a future.
Publisher: [United States] : Abrams : Made available through hoopla, 2015
ISBN: 9781613126967
1613126964
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Uniform Title: Hold tight, do not let go

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LPL_KimberlyL Dec 02, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, period. Told after the events of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Wagner's prose is gorgeous and her descriptions are honest and brutal, yet somehow remain touching. Magdalie is one of the most remarkable heroines I've encountered in a novel--YA or otherwise. She is resilient and captivating and fiercely observational. You will fall in love with Magdalie and her culture, and everything about Haiti by the time you finish reading this book----this book being a love letter to Haitian culture and its people. Very rarely does a book stay with me with the power of Hold Tight, Don't Let Go. A stunning debut--you need this in your life.

PimaLib_SamR Sep 01, 2015

This novel was a great window into a less fortunate country.

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