Illegal by Francisco X. Stork

304 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction thriller young adult emotional medium-paced


What does it mean to be illegal in the United States?Life in Mexico is a death sentence for Emiliano and his sister Sara. To escape the violent cartel that is after them, they flee across the border, seeking a better life in the United States and ...

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tense 100%
adventurous 60%
mysterious 60%
challenging 40%
emotional 40%
dark 20%
hopeful 20%
informative 20%
inspiring 20%
relaxing 20%
sad 20%


medium 60%
fast 40%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 80% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 25%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 25%

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