The Only Road Summary
Alexandra Diaz

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The Only Road Overview

The Only Road is a novel by Alexandra Diaz. The novel tells the story of 12-year-old Jaime who makes the treacherous and life-changing journey from his village in Guatemala to live with his older brother in the United States after his cousin is murdered by a local gang. He tackles his fear as he flees his home accompanied by his cousin √Āngela. Jaime must be brave while risking everything for a chance at a better life. The Only Road is inspired by true events and explores themes of home, guilt, hope, idealization, and escapism.

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