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Machine guns rattle ominously outside, and eleven-year-old Adelita Alvarez must run from everything she knows into the South American jungle. Her family murdered and her people pushed from their land, Adi finds herself targeted by a vicious man who seems determined to kill her. As she survives the dangers of jungle and city, her skill and confidence grow, empowering her to face her fears and the peril she encounters. When she happens on a motley group of orphaned and discarded street kids, she knows she must do what she can to protect them. Together, they flee back into the jungle, pursued by men who will stop at nothing. Haunted by her family’s past, she discovers that if she ever wants to feel truly safe, she’ll have to fight for it.
Las Hermanas is a story of perseverance, loyalty, and struggle. Gripping from the first page, it winds through dense jungle and choking city streets following children thrown into a world that seeks to abuse and control them at every turn.