Smooth dialogue, a quick pace, and palpable suspense combine to make a compelling read. . . . A riveting story of love and acceptance amid a tumultuous political landscape.
[F]or collections in need of literature with Hispanic protagonists and
historical time periods not often covered in
Journal—School Library Journal
While Surviving Santiago is a companion novel to Gringolandia (Curbstone, 2009), it can be read as a
standalone. The setting in Chile creates a tense atmosphere for this