Marie Miranda Cruz
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An uplifting young reader debut about perseverance against all odds, Marie Miranda Cruz's debut Everlasting Nora follows the story of a young girl living in the real-life shantytown inside the Philippines’ Manila North Cemetery.
After a family tragedy results in the loss of both father and home, 12-year-old Nora lives with her mother in Manila’s North Cemetery, which is the largest shantytown of its kind in the Philippines today.
When her mother disappears mysteriously one day, Nora is left alone.
With help from her best friend Jojo and the support of his kindhearted grandmother, Nora embarks on a journey riddled with danger in order to find her mom. Along the way she also rediscovers the compassion of the human spirit, the resilience of her community, and everlasting hope in the most unexpected places.
“Heartwarming!”—#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Melissa de la Cruz
“A story of friendship and unrelenting hope.”—Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly
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Well Researched and Well Written
This book is not a style of book I normally read. I was pleasantly surprised how heartwarming and suspenseful parts of the book came across. It has many themes. Among them are perseverance, patience, humility, respect— and more importantly, love. I appreciated the book—the sights described and the smells. It is very descriptive. The characters and the events were brought to life. Nora’s story is great one. Highly recommended!