In a matter of minutes, Miguel’s happiness changes to gripping fear when he overhears his parents fighting about escaping from Cuba on a raft. And his dad plans to take him along. He has heard the stories about the dangerous escape: swift currents, giant waves, sharks and the pitch black nights. That is why Miguel is determined to stay in Cuba, but time is not on his side.
Inspired by a true story, El Escape Cubano, is a first-person narrative reader with 140 unique words.
- 140 unique words
- 35 pages of text
- written in present tense
- written in first person singular
- setting: Cuba and the sea between Cuba and the US
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