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Saint Death

I really enjoyed reading Saint Death - it is very eye-opening as we don't know what really goes on at the Mexico-US border. In the media it is presented as a place where everyone who wants to come to America is a drug dealer who wants to 'steal' people's jobs. And I found it really hit home when I read that children were essentially putting their life at risk to get a better life. For example going to school, feeling safe in your house or neighbourhood. And this book really taught me not to take my lifestyle for granted as there are children fighting to go to school and risk getting killed, whereas I can just walk to school in under ten minutes. Also, seeing that children see casual violence from day to day, as people just carry guns while patrolling the streets, and how gangs have control over the most of the area threatening children everyday. It's very intriguing how his title is based on Mexican religion as I never really knew about all the different aspects of religion. The reason why he chose this particular city is because its the funnel where the drugs go from South America to the USA - the country that uses the most drugs compared to the rest of the world. So I think that this book is amazing as it contradicts everything the media is saying. Overall I really enjoyed this book and I definitely recommend this book.

Posted on: 30th April 2018 at 01:17 pm

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