What’s a nice Jewish boy doing with a band of outlaws? When Rose sees her brother’s picture in the paper, she knows he’s definitely not in Brooklyn! Can Rose find Abe and bring him back before their parents find out the truth?
Ages 10+
Pages 240
Publisher Holiday House
Coming Apr 2021
National Jewish Book Award Finalist
Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award Winner
Sydney Taylor Silver Medal Winner

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48 Reviews

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Action, Emotion, Relationships, and History!

Review by Julia

I love this book so much because it holds lots of action, emotion, relationships, and even teaches me about the history of the Mexican revolution. This book really was an amazing read.

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Viva, Rose!

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Great book! 👍

Review by unejoliefleur

If you like historical fiction (like me), I would definitely recommend this book. I like how Rose's family is originally Russian, but they soon move to America, and yet they live close to Mexico and experience a lot of Mexican culture. It also includes adventure and complicated choices. So in conclusion, definitely read this book!

Jun 07, 2021 09:08 PM
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Viva Rose, Pretty Big Flaws.

Review by sweetpuppy

I think this book was good, but had some deep flaws in the writing and story. First, I never quite understood the backstory of why she had to get her brother and why he went there. Second, I think that the book was slowing down on the real story and aspect and did not understand the girl that was supposedly treating her like a slave, and why she was so scared if she could just jump down from the mountain anyway. And also why the guys that were bringing her there were trying to capture her. Third, I think that it was written in small letters and did not leave a big impression. It was just boring. I liked some of the morals and aspects of it, and some of the parts were a little interesting, but in all it did not leave a very big and good impression on me.

Jun 04, 2021 08:35 PM
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Review by Bookworm96

This book was interesting, but it was also very confusing. Some parts didn’t make sense, and it doesn’t really explain everything at the end. I like how it had Spanish words, though, because you can learn some words that may come useful someday.

Jun 04, 2021 06:28 PM
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Review by TerriCherry

It is a advetior story and I dindnt finsh it.

Jun 03, 2021 03:54 PM
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Review by gingerspice

I think this is really good! It's interesting and has a good message. Also, it has some words in Spanish, I believe, which makes it really fun and gives you a bit of a challenge! It does get intense, but it has a good ending. I would definitely recommend this book.

Jun 02, 2021 10:30 PM