Flowers in the Sky (eBook)
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Just about everyone from my country, Repblica Dominicana, dreams of moving to New York City, except for me. On the flight to New York, my first time on a plane, my first time away from Mami, I was finally free to cry. But nothing came out. I watched as the green mountains of my beloved island slipped away far below.Fifteen-year-old Nina Perez is faced with a future she never expected. She must leave her Garden of Eden, her lush island home in Samana, Dominican Republic, when shes sent by her mother to live with her brother, Darrio, in New York, to seek out a better life. As Nina searches for some glimpse of familiarity amid the urban and jarring world of Washington Heights, she learns to uncover her own strength and independence. She finds a way to grow, just like the orchids that blossom on her fire escape. And as she is confronted by ugly secrets about her brothers business, she comes to understand the realities of life in this new place. But then she meets himthat tall, green-eyed boyone that she cant erase from her thoughts, who just might help her learn to see beauty in spite of tragedy.From
acclaimed author of the color of my words comes a powerful story of a girl who must make her way in a new world and find her place within it.