Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tell Us We're Home by Marina Budhos

Tell Us We're Home by Marina Budhos
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
May 2010
297 pgs.

Three immigrant girls from different parts of the world meet and become close friends in a small New Jersey town where their mothers have found domestic work, but their relationships are tested when one girl's mother is accused of stealing a precious heirloom.


  1. I really appreciated how the author was able to show that although the girls were in similar financial situations, their family lives and aspirations were vastly different. The mystery was a nice touch but I would've loved to read more about the students doing the "community service" to make their applications look better.

  2. With all the books about witches and wizards and other fantasy (which i love but still i dont like JUST those books) this book is a good story about friends, with a little bit of mystery. i love this book! :)