by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Reviewed by Janet:
Seven year old Chula and her older sister live safely in a gated community in Bogotá, Colombia during Pablo Escobar’s reign of terror. Petrona, the family’s young housemaid, who has been sent out to work to support her sick mother and younger siblings, lives in guerrilla occupied slum. Safety and survival force tough decisions upon Chula and Petrona, who find themselves in a web of secrecy that challenge both to make life-shaping choices.