Hold Tight, Don't Let Go

Hold Tight, Don't Let Go

A Novel of Haiti

Book - 2015
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In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Nadine goes to live with her father in Miami while her cousin Magdalie, raised as her sister, remains behind in a refugee camp, dreaming of joining Nadine but wondering if she must accept that her life and future are in Port-au-Prince.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781419712043
Characteristics: 263 pages ; 22 cm


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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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