From the first sentence of this book, I was hooked. It is a book that you simply cannot put down. The narrative is propulsive, beautifully written, and inspires bone-chilling suspense and eye-opening commentary both. While Lydia and Luca are characters that will stay with me forever, I can't stop thinking about the secondary characters of Rebeca and Soledad from Central America. And Beto, Marisol, Lorenzo... I'm getting teary even typing their names. I've never read a book that I loved as much as this one. I will be buying this book for every birthday present this year. I want everyone I know to read it so that I have more people to discuss it with. This book is a triumph, and it deserves to win every major award. I think it will win everything. Fingers crossed.